Progent's Ransomware Forensics Analysis and Reporting Services in Anchorage
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can capture the evidence of a ransomware assault and perform a detailed forensics investigation without interfering with the processes required for operational resumption and data recovery. Your Anchorage business can use Progent's ransomware forensics documentation to combat future ransomware attacks, validate the cleanup of lost data, and meet insurance and regulatory reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics investigation involves discovering and documenting the ransomware attack's progress across the network from start to finish. This audit trail of the way a ransomware assault progressed within the network helps your IT staff to assess the impact and brings to light gaps in rules or work habits that should be rectified to prevent later breaches. Forensic analysis is commonly assigned a high priority by the insurance carrier and is typically mandated by state and industry regulations. Because forensics can be time consuming, it is critical that other important activities like operational continuity are executed in parallel. Progent has a large roster of information technology and data security experts with the skills required to carry out the work of containment, operational continuity, and data restoration without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics is complicated and calls for close interaction with the teams responsible for data recovery and, if needed, payment discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics can require the review of logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, scheduled tasks, and basic Windows systems to detect variations.
Services involved with forensics investigation include:
- Isolate without shutting off all possibly affected devices from the network. This can involve closing all RDP ports and Internet facing NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and configuring 2FA to secure backups.
- Create forensically sound images of all suspect devices so your data recovery group can get started
- Preserve firewall, VPN, and other critical logs as soon as feasible
- Establish the variety of ransomware involved in the attack
- Inspect each computer and data store on the system including cloud storage for signs of encryption
- Inventory all compromised devices
- Establish the type of ransomware used in the attack
- Review logs and user sessions in order to establish the timeline of the ransomware assault and to identify any possible lateral movement from the first compromised machine
- Identify the attack vectors used to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Search for new executables associated with the original encrypted files or network breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Analyze attachments
- Separate any URLs embedded in messages and check to see whether they are malicious
- Provide detailed attack reporting to satisfy your insurance carrier and compliance mandates
- Document recommended improvements to close security gaps and improve processes that reduce the risk of a future ransomware breach
Progent has delivered online and on-premises network 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 practice areas. Progent's team of subject matter experts includes consultants who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies including Cisco networking, VMware, and popular distributions of Linux. Progent's data security experts have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial and ERP application software. This scope of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and integrate the surviving pieces of your information system following a ransomware assault and rebuild them quickly into a functioning network. Progent has collaborated with top cyber insurance carriers including Chubb to assist businesses recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Services in Anchorage
To find out more information about ways Progent can help your Anchorage organization with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.