Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting in Reading
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can preserve the system state after a ransomware assault and carry out a detailed forensics investigation without interfering with activity required for operational continuity and data restoration. Your Reading business can use Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics documentation to combat subsequent ransomware attacks, validate the restoration of lost data, and comply with insurance carrier and regulatory requirements.
Ransomware forensics involves determining and documenting the ransomware attack's progress across the targeted network from beginning to end. This audit trail of how a ransomware assault travelled through the network helps your IT staff to assess the impact and brings to light shortcomings in rules or processes that need to be rectified to avoid future breaches. Forensics is commonly assigned a high priority by the cyber insurance carrier and is typically required by government and industry regulations. Since forensic analysis can be time consuming, it is essential that other key recovery processes such as operational resumption are executed in parallel. Progent has an extensive team of information technology and cybersecurity professionals with the skills required to carry out activities for containment, business continuity, and data restoration without interfering with forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics analysis is complex and requires close interaction with the teams assigned to data recovery and, if needed, settlement discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). forensics can involve the review of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory (AD), DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to detect changes.
Activities involved with forensics include:
- Disconnect but avoid shutting down all possibly affected devices from the system. This may require closing all RDP ports and Internet facing network-attached storage, modifying admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring two-factor authentication to guard backups.
- Preserve forensically complete images of all exposed devices so your file restoration group can get started
- Preserve firewall, VPN, and additional key logs as soon as possible
- Identify the kind of ransomware used in the attack
- Inspect every computer and storage device on the system as well as cloud-hosted storage for signs of encryption
- Inventory all encrypted devices
- Determine the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Study logs and sessions in order to establish the time frame of the ransomware assault and to identify any possible sideways movement from the originally compromised machine
- Understand the attack vectors exploited to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Look for new executables associated with the original encrypted files or network breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Examine email attachments
- Extract URLs from email messages and check to see if they are malware
- Provide detailed incident documentation to meet your insurance and compliance mandates
- Document recommendations to shore up cybersecurity vulnerabilities and enforce workflows that lower the risk of a future ransomware exploit
Progent has delivered remote and onsite network services across the U.S. for over 20 years and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts (SMEs) includes consultants who have earned advanced certifications in foundation technology platforms including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and major Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned industry-recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP, and GIAC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial and ERP applications. This scope of skills gives Progent the ability to salvage and integrate the surviving parts of your information system after a ransomware assault and reconstruct them rapidly into a viable network. Progent has worked with leading insurance carriers including Chubb to help businesses recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Services in Reading
To learn more information about ways Progent can assist your Reading organization with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.