Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting in Charlotte
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can save the evidence of a ransomware attack and carry out a detailed forensics investigation without impeding the processes related to business continuity and data restoration. Your Charlotte business can use Progent's ransomware forensics documentation to block subsequent ransomware assaults, validate the restoration of lost data, and meet insurance and governmental requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis involves tracking and describing the ransomware attack's progress throughout the network from start to finish. This audit trail of the way a ransomware assault travelled through the network helps you to evaluate the damage and brings to light vulnerabilities in rules or work habits that should be corrected to prevent future break-ins. Forensic analysis is commonly assigned a top priority by the insurance carrier and is often required by state and industry regulations. Because forensic analysis can be time consuming, it is vital that other important activities such as business continuity are executed concurrently. Progent has an extensive team of information technology and security professionals with the skills needed to perform the work of containment, operational continuity, and data restoration without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics analysis is complicated and calls for close cooperation with the groups responsible for data restoration and, if needed, payment talks with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). forensics can involve the review of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory (AD), DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to check for variations.
Activities associated with forensics include:
- Detach but avoid shutting off all potentially impacted devices from the network. This can require closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet connected NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring two-factor authentication to protect your backups.
- Copy forensically sound duplicates of all suspect devices so the file restoration group can get started
- Preserve firewall, virtual private network, and other key logs as soon as possible
- Determine the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Survey each computer and data store on the network including cloud-hosted storage for signs of encryption
- Inventory all compromised devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- Review logs and user sessions to establish the timeline of the ransomware assault and to spot any possible sideways movement from the first infected machine
- Identify the security gaps exploited to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Search for new executables surrounding the first encrypted files or network breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Examine attachments
- Separate URLs embedded in messages and check to see whether they are malware
- Provide extensive incident documentation to meet your insurance and compliance regulations
- Document recommended improvements to shore up cybersecurity gaps and improve workflows that reduce the exposure to a future ransomware exploit
Progent has delivered remote and onsite IT services throughout the U.S. for more than two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's team of subject matter experts (SBEs) includes consultants who have been awarded high-level certifications in foundation technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's data security consultants have earned prestigious certifications including CISA, CISSP, and CRISC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also has top-tier support in financial management and ERP application software. This broad array of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and consolidate the surviving pieces of your network following a ransomware attack and reconstruct them quickly into a viable network. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance carriers like Chubb to help businesses clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Investigation Expertise in Charlotte
To find out more about how Progent can assist your Charlotte organization with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.