Overview of Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Consulting in Chandler
Progent is experienced in negotiating ransomware settlements with hackers. Negotiating an acceptable settlement is a complex activity that requires a mix of real-word experience, technical knowledge and business savvy. It also requires working closely with the victim's IT staff and the insurance carrier, if there is one. Because the number one goal of the ransomware target is fast recovery, it is vital to establish response teams that work effectively, concurrently, and in close communication. Progent offers the breadth of technical knowledge and the deep bench of experts to complement your network staff and recover your network environment rapidly and affordably.
Services available from Progent's ransomware negotiation team include:
Concurrent with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can assist with:
- Establishing the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- making contact with the hacker
- Assessing the recovery risk
- Validating the threat actor's decryption tool
- Determining a settlement amount with the victim and the insurance carrier
- Establishing a settlement and schedule with the threat actor
- Verifying accordance with anti-money laundering (AML) laws
- Carrying out the crypto-currency transfer to the hacker
- Acquiring, learning, and using the threat actor's decryption tool
- If needed, contacting the threat actor for assistance with the decryptor utility
Once the decryption utility has been mastered, Progent can assist you to recover computers and software services to their original state. Progent can also assist you to perform comprehensive forensics and generate a report to deliver to the cyber insurance carrier. This report identifies security vulnerabilities that must be eliminated and recommends actions that should be taken to block future ransomware assaults.
- Isolating affected endpoints to prevent further progress of the attack
- Making digital copies of every breached server and endpoint and data store in order to perform forensics without interfering with recovery
- Adding anti-virus protection to all clean endpoints
- Recovering files from air-gapped restores or unscathed machines
- Building a clean recovery environment
- Mapping and reconnecting drives to reflect exactly their pre-attack state
Paying Exfiltration Ransoms
In addition to extorting money for a decryption utility, modern strains of ransomware such as Ryuk, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Egregor often attempt to steal (or "exfiltrate") files. Hackers are then able to require an additional payment in exchange for not divulging this data on the dark web. Unfortunately, there is no method to guarantee that exfiltrated files have been completely deleted by the hacker. Actually, in numerous cases the hacker has little control over where the information ends up. Settling an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of seeking the advice of privacy attorneys, performing an inventory of data were stolen, and sending the mandated alerts to impacted entities. In general, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has delivered online and onsite 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 practice areas. Progent's team of subject matter experts (SMEs) includes consultants who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technology platforms such as Cisco networking, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's data security experts have earned prestigious certifications including CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also has top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning applications. This broad array of skills allows Progent to identify and consolidate the surviving parts of your network after a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them rapidly into a viable system. Progent has worked with top cyber insurance providers like Chubb to assist businesses recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Expertise in Chandler
To contact with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement negotiation services in Chandler, call Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.