Overview of Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services in Brighton
Progent is experienced in negotiating ransomware settlements with hackers. Reaching an optimum settlement is a complicated activity that calls for a combination of field experience, IT skills and business acumen. It also calls for close co-operation with the ransomware victim's IT team and the cyber insurance provider, if any. Because the number one priority of the ransomware victim is operational continuity, it is vital to establish response groups that work efficiently, in parallel, and in close communication. Progent offers the breadth of technical knowledge and the deep bench of experts to supplement your network support team and recover your network quickly and economically.
Support available from Progent's ransomware settlement negotiation team include:
Concurrent with the ransom negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can help with:
- Determining the type of ransomware used in the attack
- making contact with the hacker
- Evaluating the recovery risk
- Verifying the threat actor's decryption tool
- Agreeing on a settlement with the ransomware victim and the insurance provider
- Establishing a settlement amount and timeline with the threat actor
- Verifying adherence to anti-money laundering sanctions
- Carrying out the crypto-currency payment to the hacker
- Acquiring, reviewing, and operating the TA's decryptor tool
- If necessary, contacting the TA for technical help with the decryptor utility
After the decryption utility has been learned, Progent can assist you to restore computers and services to their pre-arrack condition. Progent can also help you to perform a forensics investigation and generate a report to share with the insurance carrier. This document identifies security vulnerabilities that need to be eliminated and suggests actions to be performed to block future ransomware attacks.
- Isolating affected endpoints and data stores to prevent further spread of the assault
- Creating replicas of every infected device and data store to allow forensics without interfering with cleanup
- Adding A/V agents to all clean endpoints
- Recovering files from offline restores or uncompromised endpoints
- Creating a clean environment
- Mapping and connecting datastores to match exactly their pre-encryption state
Beyond demanding payment for a decryption tool, modern strains of ransomware such as Ryuk, Maze, DopplePaymer, and Nephilim often try to steal (or "exfiltrate") files. TAs can then demand an extra settlement for not divulging this data on the dark web. Unfortunately, there is no method to prove that stolen files have been totally erased by the hacker. Actually, in numerous cases the threat actor has little control over the disposition of the data. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not free you from the need for engaging the advice of privacy lawyers, performing an audit on which data were compromised, and sending the necessary alerts to affected entities. Generally, paying an exfiltration ransom is not recommended.
Progent has delivered remote and on-premises network services throughout the U.S. for more than two decades and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts (SMEs) includes professionals who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technology platforms including Cisco networking, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP, and CRISC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This broad array of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and integrate the surviving pieces of your network after a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them rapidly into a viable system. Progent has worked with leading insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Expertise in Brighton
To contact with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement negotiation guidance in Brighton, call Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.