Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting in Oxford
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can preserve the evidence of a ransomware attack and carry out a detailed forensics analysis without disrupting activity required for operational continuity and data restoration. Your Oxford organization can use Progent's forensics report to counter future ransomware attacks, validate the recovery of encrypted data, and comply with insurance and governmental mandates.
Ransomware forensics involves discovering and documenting the ransomware assault's progress throughout the network from beginning to end. This history of the way a ransomware assault travelled within the network assists you to assess the damage and highlights vulnerabilities in rules or work habits that should be corrected to prevent future break-ins. Forensic analysis is typically given a top priority by the insurance provider and is often mandated by government and industry regulations. Because forensics can take time, it is essential that other key activities like operational resumption are executed in parallel. Progent has an extensive team of information technology and cybersecurity experts with the skills needed to perform the work of containment, operational resumption, and data restoration without interfering with forensics.
Ransomware forensics is complicated and requires intimate cooperation with the teams focused on data restoration and, if needed, settlement discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics typically require the examination of all logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory, DNS, routers, firewalls, scheduled tasks, and core Windows systems to look for changes.
Activities associated with forensics analysis include:
- Detach but avoid shutting off all potentially affected devices from the network. This can require closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet connected network-attached storage, modifying admin credentials and user passwords, and configuring 2FA to protect backups.
- Capture forensically valid images of all suspect devices so the file recovery team can get started
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and other key logs as quickly as possible
- Identify the kind of ransomware involved in the attack
- Examine each machine and data store on the network including cloud storage for indications of compromise
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Establish the type of ransomware used in the attack
- Study log activity and sessions to determine the timeline of the assault and to spot any possible sideways migration from the first compromised machine
- Identify the attack vectors used to perpetrate the ransomware assault
- Look for the creation of executables associated with the first encrypted files or network compromise
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Examine email attachments
- Separate URLs embedded in messages and check to see if they are malware
- Produce extensive incident documentation to meet your insurance and compliance regulations
- List recommendations to shore up cybersecurity vulnerabilities and enforce workflows that lower the exposure to a future ransomware breach
Progent has provided online and onsite IT services throughout the U.S. for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation 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 foundation technology platforms such as Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also has top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This scope of skills allows Progent to salvage and consolidate the surviving pieces of your information system following a ransomware assault and rebuild them rapidly into a viable network. Progent has collaborated with top cyber insurance providers like Chubb to assist businesses recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Expertise in Oxford
To find out more about ways Progent can help your Oxford business with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.