Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting Services in Centennial
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can save the evidence of a ransomware attack and carry out a comprehensive forensics analysis without impeding activity required for operational resumption and data restoration. Your Centennial organization can use Progent's forensics report to counter future ransomware assaults, validate the recovery of encrypted data, and comply with insurance and regulatory requirements.
Ransomware forensics is aimed at tracking and describing the ransomware assault's progress across the targeted network from start to finish. This audit trail of the way a ransomware attack travelled within the network helps your IT staff to assess the impact and uncovers vulnerabilities in policies or processes that need to be rectified to prevent future breaches. Forensic analysis is typically assigned a high priority by the insurance provider and is often mandated by state and industry regulations. Since forensics can be time consuming, it is essential that other key recovery processes like operational continuity are pursued in parallel. Progent maintains a large roster of information technology and security professionals with the skills needed to perform the work of containment, business resumption, and data restoration without interfering with forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics investigation is arduous and requires intimate interaction with the groups responsible for data recovery and, if needed, payment negotiation with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics can involve the review of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory (AD), DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to detect variations.
Activities associated with forensics investigation include:
- Detach but avoid shutting off all potentially affected devices from the system. This may involve closing all RDP ports and Internet facing network-attached storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and setting up 2FA to secure your backups.
- Capture forensically valid digital images of all exposed devices so the file recovery group can proceed
- Save firewall, VPN, and other critical logs as soon as feasible
- Determine the strain of ransomware involved in the attack
- Survey each computer and storage device on the system including cloud storage for signs of encryption
- Inventory all compromised devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware involved in the attack
- Study log activity and user sessions in order to establish the timeline of the ransomware attack and to identify any potential sideways migration from the first compromised machine
- Identify the attack vectors used to carry out the ransomware attack
- Search for the creation of executables associated with the first encrypted files or network breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Analyze email attachments
- Separate any URLs embedded in messages and check to see if they are malicious
- Produce detailed attack reporting to satisfy your insurance and compliance regulations
- List recommended improvements to close cybersecurity gaps and enforce processes that lower the risk of a future ransomware exploit
Progent has delivered remote and on-premises network services across the United States for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's team of SBEs includes professionals who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies such as Cisco networking, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's data security consultants have earned industry-recognized certifications such as CISA, CISSP, and CRISC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also has top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This broad array of skills gives Progent the ability to salvage and integrate the undamaged parts of your information system after a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them quickly into a functioning network. Progent has worked with leading cyber insurance carriers like Chubb to assist organizations clean up after ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Investigation Expertise in Centennial
To learn more information about ways Progent can help your Centennial organization with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or visit Contact Progent.