Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting in Centennial
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can preserve the system state after a ransomware attack and carry out a comprehensive forensics investigation without impeding activity related to operational continuity and data restoration. Your Centennial business can use Progent's ransomware forensics report to combat subsequent ransomware attacks, validate the cleanup of encrypted data, and meet insurance and governmental reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis is aimed at determining and describing the ransomware assault's storyline across the targeted network from start to finish. This history of how a ransomware attack travelled through the network helps you to assess the impact and brings to light weaknesses in rules or work habits that should be corrected to avoid later breaches. Forensic analysis is typically given a high priority by the insurance provider and is typically mandated by state and industry regulations. Because forensic analysis can take time, it is critical that other important activities such as operational continuity are pursued concurrently. Progent has an extensive roster of IT and security professionals with the skills needed to carry out the work of containment, operational resumption, and data recovery without disrupting forensics.
Ransomware forensics analysis is complex and calls for intimate cooperation with the groups focused on file cleanup and, if needed, settlement discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor. forensics typically require the examination of all logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory (AD), DNS, routers, firewalls, scheduled tasks, and basic Windows systems to check for variations.
Activities involved with forensics investigation include:
- Disconnect but avoid shutting down all potentially impacted devices from the system. This may involve closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet facing NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring two-factor authentication to guard backups.
- Copy forensically sound duplicates of all exposed devices so your data restoration group can proceed
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and other key logs as quickly as feasible
- Establish the type of ransomware used in the attack
- Inspect every machine and storage device on the system including cloud storage for indications of encryption
- Catalog all encrypted devices
- Determine the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- Study logs and sessions in order to establish the timeline of the attack and to spot any potential lateral movement from the originally compromised machine
- Identify the attack vectors used to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Search for the creation of executables associated with the first encrypted files or system compromise
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Examine attachments
- Separate URLs from messages and check to see whether they are malicious
- Produce detailed incident reporting to meet your insurance carrier and compliance regulations
- List recommendations to close security vulnerabilities and enforce workflows that reduce the exposure to a future ransomware breach
Progent has provided online and on-premises network services across the U.S. for over 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's team of SMEs includes consultants who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and major distributions of Linux. Progent's data security consultants have earned prestigious certifications such as CISM, CISSP, and GIAC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial management and ERP application software. This scope of skills gives Progent the ability to salvage and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your information system following a ransomware attack and reconstruct them rapidly into a functioning system. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance providers like Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Services in Centennial
To learn more about how Progent can assist your Centennial organization with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or visit Contact Progent.