Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting in Eugene
Progent's ransomware forensics consultants can save the evidence of a ransomware attack and perform a comprehensive forensics investigation without slowing down the processes required for operational resumption and data restoration. Your Eugene business can utilize Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics documentation to counter future ransomware assaults, assist in the restoration of encrypted data, and comply with insurance and governmental requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis is aimed at tracking and describing the ransomware attack's progress across the network from start to finish. This audit trail of the way a ransomware assault travelled within the network assists your IT staff to evaluate the impact and highlights weaknesses in security policies or work habits that should be rectified to avoid later breaches. Forensics is usually assigned a top priority by the cyber insurance provider and is often required by state and industry regulations. Since forensics can take time, it is essential that other important recovery processes such as operational resumption are executed in parallel. Progent has a large roster of IT and data security experts with the skills needed to carry out activities for containment, business continuity, and data recovery without disrupting forensics.
Ransomware forensics investigation is complicated and requires close cooperation with the teams responsible for data recovery and, if necessary, payment discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics typically involve the review of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, scheduled tasks, and basic Windows systems to detect anomalies.
Services involved with forensics include:
- Isolate without shutting off all possibly affected devices from the system. This may involve closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet connected NAS storage, modifying admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring two-factor authentication to secure your backups.
- Create forensically valid duplicates of all suspect devices so your file restoration team can proceed
- Preserve firewall, virtual private network, and additional critical logs as soon as feasible
- Identify the strain of ransomware involved in the assault
- Examine every machine and storage device on the system including cloud storage for signs of compromise
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Determine the type of ransomware used in the attack
- Review logs and user sessions in order to determine the time frame of the assault and to identify any potential sideways movement from the first infected machine
- Identify the security gaps used to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Look for new executables associated with the original encrypted files or system compromise
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Examine attachments
- Separate URLs embedded in messages and check to see whether they are malware
- Produce comprehensive incident documentation to meet your insurance carrier and compliance requirements
- Document recommended improvements to shore up security vulnerabilities and enforce processes that reduce the risk of a future ransomware exploit
Progent has delivered online and on-premises network services throughout the U.S. for more than 20 years and has earned 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 technologies including Cisco networking, VMware, and major Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned industry-recognized certifications including CISA, CISSP, and GIAC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning applications. This breadth of expertise allows Progent to identify and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your information system after a ransomware assault and rebuild them quickly into an operational network. Progent has collaborated with leading cyber insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Services in Eugene
To find out more about how Progent can help your Eugene business with ransomware forensics investigation, call 1-800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.