Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting Services in Reading
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can capture the system state after a ransomware assault and perform a comprehensive forensics analysis without disrupting the processes required for business continuity and data recovery. Your Reading organization can use Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics documentation to block future ransomware attacks, validate the cleanup of encrypted data, and meet insurance carrier and governmental requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis is aimed at determining and documenting the ransomware assault's progress across the network from beginning to end. This audit trail of how a ransomware assault progressed through the network assists you to assess the impact and highlights weaknesses in security policies or work habits that should be corrected to avoid later break-ins. Forensic analysis is commonly assigned a high priority by the insurance carrier and is often mandated by government and industry regulations. Since forensic analysis can take time, it is vital that other important activities such as operational resumption are executed concurrently. Progent maintains an extensive roster of IT and cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and experience required to perform activities for containment, operational continuity, and data recovery without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics is arduous and calls for intimate interaction with the groups focused on file recovery and, if necessary, settlement discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics can require the examination of logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to check for anomalies.
Services associated with forensics investigation include:
- Detach without shutting off all possibly suspect devices from the network. This may involve closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet facing network-attached storage, modifying admin credentials and user passwords, and setting up 2FA to protect your backups.
- Preserve forensically complete duplicates of all exposed devices so your file recovery team can proceed
- Preserve firewall, virtual private network, and additional key logs as quickly as possible
- Establish the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- Examine every machine and data store on the network as well as cloud-hosted storage for signs of encryption
- Catalog all encrypted devices
- Determine the type of ransomware involved in the attack
- Study log activity and sessions to establish the timeline of the assault and to spot any possible lateral migration from the first infected machine
- Identify the security gaps exploited to carry out the ransomware assault
- Look for the creation of executables surrounding the original encrypted files or system breach
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Analyze attachments
- Extract any URLs from email messages and check to see if they are malware
- Produce extensive attack reporting to satisfy your insurance carrier and compliance regulations
- Suggest recommended improvements to shore up security gaps and enforce workflows that lower the risk of a future ransomware breach
Progent has provided remote and on-premises IT services across the United States 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 advanced certifications in core technologies including Cisco networking, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISA, CISSP, and CRISC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial management and ERP software. This breadth of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your network following a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them quickly into a viable network. Progent has collaborated with top insurance providers like Chubb to help organizations clean up after ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Investigation Services in Reading
To find out more about how Progent can help your Reading business with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or visit Contact Progent.