Overview of Progent's Ransomware Negotiation Services in Carlsbad
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors (TAs). Negotiating an optimum settlement is a complicated exercise that requires a combination of field experience, technical skills and business acumen. It also demands close co-operation with the ransomware victim's IT team and the insurance provider, if there is one. Because the top goal of the ransomware victim is fast recovery, it is critical to establish recovery groups that work efficiently, in parallel, and with intimate collaboration. Progent offers the scope of IT skills and the deep bench of personnel to supplement your network staff and recover your network quickly and economically.
Support offered by Progent's ransomware negotiation team include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can assist with:
- Determining the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- identifying and contacting the hacker persona
- Assessing the likelihood of recovery
- Testing the threat actor's decryption tool
- Agreeing on a settlement amount with the ransomware victim and the insurance provider
- Establishing a settlement amount and timeline with the threat actor
- Checking adherence to anti-money laundering regulations
- Overseeing the crypto-currency transfer to the TA
- Acquiring, learning, and using the hacker's decryptor tool
- If needed, contacting the TA for technical help with the decryptor tool
Once the decryption utility has been mastered, Progent can help you to recover machines and software services to their original state. Progent can also help you to conduct a full forensic review and create a document to share with the insurance provider. This report helps you to understand security vulnerabilities that must be fixed and recommends actions that should be taken to combat subsequent ransomware attacks.
- Quarantining infected endpoints to prevent further progress of the attack
- Creating digital copies of each breached server and endpoint and data store in order to perform forensics in parallel with restoration
- Installing A/V agents to all virus-free endpoints
- Salvaging data from air-gapped restores or unscathed endpoints
- Building a pristine recovery environment
- Remapping and connecting datastores to reflect precisely their pre-encryption state
Paying Exfiltration Ransoms
In addition to extorting payment for a decryption utility, current variants of crypto-ransomware such as Ryuk, Sodinokibi, DopplePaymer, and Nephilim commonly try to exfiltrate information. TAs are then able to demand an extra settlement for not publishing this information or selling it. Unfortunately, there exists no method to be certain that exfiltrated data have been totally erased by the TA. In fact, in numerous instances the hacker has limited say about who can access the stolen files. Settling an exfiltration ransom does not free you from the necessity of engaging the guidance of privacy attorneys, performing an investigation into which files were stolen, and performing the mandated notifications to impacted entities. In general, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has delivered online and on-premises IT services across the United States for more than two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner certification 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 such as Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and major Linux distros. Progent's data security consultants have earned prestigious certifications such as CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial management and ERP software. This breadth of skills allows Progent to salvage and consolidate the surviving pieces of your information system following a ransomware attack and rebuild them rapidly into a functioning system. Progent has worked with leading insurance carriers including Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Expertise in Carlsbad
To contact with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement negotiation services in Carlsbad, call Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.