Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting in Dayton
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can save the system state after a ransomware assault and carry out a detailed forensics analysis without impeding activity required for business resumption and data restoration. Your Dayton organization can use Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics documentation to block subsequent ransomware assaults, validate the restoration of lost data, and comply with insurance and governmental mandates.
Ransomware forensics analysis involves determining and documenting the ransomware attack's storyline throughout the targeted network from beginning to end. This audit trail of how a ransomware assault progressed within the network helps you to evaluate the damage and highlights gaps in policies or processes that should be corrected to prevent later break-ins. Forensics is typically assigned a top priority by the insurance carrier and is typically mandated by state and industry regulations. Because forensics can be time consuming, it is essential that other important recovery processes like business resumption are performed concurrently. Progent has an extensive roster of information technology and cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and experience required to perform the work of containment, business resumption, and data restoration without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics is arduous and requires intimate cooperation with the teams assigned to data recovery and, if needed, settlement talks with the ransomware Threat Actor. forensics can involve the examination of all logs, registry, Group Policy Object, Active Directory, DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to detect variations.
Activities associated with forensics investigation include:
- Disconnect but avoid shutting down all potentially suspect devices from the network. This can involve closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet facing NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and implementing two-factor authentication to protect backups.
- Create forensically complete images of all suspect devices so the file recovery group can proceed
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and other critical logs as quickly as possible
- Determine the type of ransomware used in the assault
- Examine each machine and data store on the network as well as cloud storage for indications of encryption
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Establish the type of ransomware used in the assault
- Study logs and sessions to establish the time frame of the assault and to spot any possible lateral migration from the originally compromised system
- Understand the security gaps used to perpetrate the ransomware assault
- Search for new executables surrounding the original encrypted files or system breach
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Analyze attachments
- Extract URLs embedded in messages and check to see if they are malware
- Provide extensive incident reporting to meet your insurance and compliance mandates
- Suggest recommended improvements to close cybersecurity vulnerabilities and enforce processes that lower the exposure to a future ransomware exploit
Progent has delivered remote and onsite network services throughout the U.S. for over 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts includes consultants who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies such as Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's data security consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This breadth of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and consolidate the surviving pieces of your IT environment after a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them rapidly into a functioning system. Progent has collaborated with top insurance carriers like Chubb to help businesses recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Services in Dayton
To learn more about ways Progent can assist your Dayton organization with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or visit Contact Progent.