Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting in Dayton
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can save the system state after a ransomware assault and perform a detailed forensics investigation without impeding the processes related to business continuity and data recovery. Your Dayton organization can use Progent's ransomware forensics report to block future ransomware assaults, assist in the recovery of lost data, and meet insurance and regulatory requirements.
Ransomware forensics investigation is aimed at determining and documenting the ransomware assault's storyline throughout the targeted network from beginning to end. This history of the way a ransomware attack progressed through the network helps your IT staff to assess the damage and uncovers vulnerabilities in rules or work habits that should be corrected to prevent future break-ins. Forensics is commonly assigned a high priority by the cyber insurance carrier and is typically required by state and industry regulations. Because forensics can be time consuming, it is essential that other key recovery processes like operational continuity are pursued concurrently. Progent has a large team of IT and data security professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to perform the work of containment, business resumption, and data restoration without interfering with forensics.
Ransomware forensics investigation is complex and calls for close interaction with the groups focused on file cleanup and, if necessary, payment discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). forensics can involve the review of logs, registry, Group Policy Object, Active Directory, DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to check for changes.
Services associated with forensics include:
- Disconnect without shutting off all potentially suspect devices from the system. This may require closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet facing NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and configuring two-factor authentication to secure your backups.
- Capture forensically complete duplicates of all exposed devices so the file restoration group can get started
- Preserve firewall, virtual private network, and other critical logs as quickly as possible
- Establish the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- Examine each computer and data store on the network including cloud storage for indications of encryption
- Inventory all encrypted devices
- Establish the type of ransomware involved in the attack
- Review logs and sessions in order to establish the timeline of the ransomware assault and to spot any possible sideways movement from the first infected machine
- Identify the attack vectors exploited to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Look for new executables associated with the first encrypted files or system compromise
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Analyze email attachments
- Separate any URLs embedded in email messages and check to see if they are malware
- Provide detailed incident documentation to meet your insurance and compliance requirements
- Document recommended improvements to close security vulnerabilities and enforce processes that lower the exposure to a future ransomware breach
Progent has delivered online and onsite network services throughout the U.S. for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts includes professionals who have been awarded high-level certifications in foundation technology platforms including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and major Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned prestigious certifications such as CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This breadth of skills allows Progent to salvage and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your information system after a ransomware attack and rebuild them quickly into an operational network. Progent has worked with top insurance providers like Chubb to assist businesses recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Investigation Services in Dayton
To find out more about how Progent can help your Dayton organization with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.