Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting in Adelaide
Progent's ransomware forensics consultants can save the evidence of a ransomware attack and carry out a detailed forensics analysis without slowing down activity related to business continuity and data restoration. Your Adelaide organization can utilize Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics documentation to counter subsequent ransomware assaults, assist in the restoration of lost data, and comply with insurance carrier and regulatory reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics is aimed at tracking and documenting the ransomware attack's progress across the targeted network from start to finish. This history of how a ransomware attack progressed through the network assists your IT staff to assess the impact and uncovers gaps in policies or work habits that need to be rectified to prevent later breaches. Forensics is commonly given a top priority by the insurance provider and is often mandated by state and industry regulations. Because forensics can take time, it is essential that other key activities such as business continuity are pursued concurrently. Progent maintains an extensive team of information technology and security professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to perform activities for containment, business resumption, and data restoration without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics investigation is time consuming and requires intimate cooperation with the groups focused on file cleanup and, if needed, settlement talks with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics can involve the examination of all logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to detect anomalies.
Services involved with forensics analysis include:
- Disconnect but avoid shutting off all potentially impacted devices from the system. This may involve closing all RDP ports and Internet connected network-attached storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and setting up two-factor authentication to guard backups.
- Create forensically valid duplicates of all suspect devices so the data recovery team can get started
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and additional key logs as soon as feasible
- Identify the kind of ransomware involved in the attack
- Survey every machine and storage device on the network including cloud storage for signs of encryption
- Catalog all encrypted devices
- Determine the type of ransomware used in the attack
- Review log activity and user sessions in order to determine the timeline of the ransomware assault and to identify any potential lateral movement from the originally compromised machine
- Identify the security gaps exploited to perpetrate the ransomware assault
- Look for new executables surrounding the first encrypted files or system breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Analyze email attachments
- Extract URLs from messages and check to see if they are malware
- Produce extensive incident documentation to satisfy your insurance and compliance regulations
- List recommended improvements to close security vulnerabilities and improve workflows that reduce the risk of a future ransomware exploit
Progent has delivered online and onsite IT services throughout the United States for more than two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of subject matter experts includes consultants who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technology platforms including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned prestigious certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial and ERP software. This scope of skills allows Progent to identify and consolidate the undamaged parts of your network following a ransomware assault and reconstruct them rapidly into an operational network. Progent has collaborated with top insurance providers like Chubb to help businesses recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Investigation Expertise in Adelaide
To find out more information about ways Progent can help your Adelaide business with ransomware forensics investigation, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.