Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Consulting in Brisbane
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors. Negotiating an optimum settlement is a complex exercise that calls for a combination of real-word experience, technical skills and business savvy. It also requires working closely with the ransomware victim's IT staff and the cyber insurance provider, if there is one. Since the number one goal of the ransomware target is operational continuity, it is vital to deploy response teams that operate efficiently, in parallel, and with intimate collaboration. Progent offers the scope of IT knowledge and the depth of experts to complement your IT staff and restore your network quickly and affordably.
Services available from Progent's ransomware settlement negotiation team include:
In parallel with the ransom negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can help with:
- Determining the type of ransomware used in the assault
- Identifying and communicating with the hacker persona
- Assessing the likelihood of recovery
- Verifying the TA's decryption tool
- Agreeing on a settlement payment with the victim and the cyber insurance carrier
- Negotiating a settlement amount and timeline with the threat actor
- Checking adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) sanctions
- Managing the crypto-currency payment to the TA
- Receiving, reviewing, and operating the threat actor's decryptor tool
- If needed, contacting the threat actor for technical help with the decryptor tool
Once the decryption tool has been learned, Progent can help you to restore physical and virtual devices and software services to their original condition. Progent can also assist you to perform comprehensive forensics and create a report to deliver to the cyber insurance carrier. This document helps you to understand cybersecurity gaps that must be fixed and recommends actions that should be performed to counter future ransomware assaults.
- Isolating infected endpoints and data stores to arrest the progress of the assault
- Making digital copies of each breached server and endpoint and data store in order to perform forensics without interfering with cleanup
- Adding A/V agents to all clean endpoints
- Restoring files from offline backups or unscathed machines
- Creating a clean environment
- Remapping and reconnecting datastores to reflect precisely their pre-encryption state
Paying Exfiltration Ransoms
Beyond extorting money for a decryption tool, modern variants of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Nephilim commonly attempt to steal (or "exfiltrate") information. Hackers can then demand an additional ransom for not divulging this data on the dark web. Unfortunately, there exists no way to guarantee that stolen data have been completely erased by the TA. In fact, in numerous instances the threat actor has little control over who can access the stolen files. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of getting the advice of privacy attorneys, conducting an inventory of data were compromised, and sending the mandated notifications to impacted entities. In almost all cases, paying an exfiltration ransom is not recommended.
Progent has provided online and on-premises IT services throughout the U.S. for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of SMEs includes professionals who have earned advanced certifications in core technologies such as Cisco networking, VMware virtualization, and major distributions of Linux. Progent's data security experts have earned prestigious certifications including CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This scope of expertise gives Progent the ability to identify and integrate the undamaged pieces of your IT environment after a ransomware assault and rebuild them quickly into a functioning network. Progent has worked with leading insurance providers including Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Settlement Expertise in Brisbane
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement services in Brisbane, phone Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.