Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting Services in Phoenix
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can capture the system state after a ransomware attack and perform a comprehensive forensics investigation without slowing down activity required for business continuity and data recovery. Your Phoenix organization can utilize Progent's post-attack forensics report to block subsequent ransomware assaults, assist in the restoration of encrypted data, and meet insurance carrier and governmental mandates.
Ransomware forensics analysis is aimed at discovering and describing the ransomware attack's storyline across the targeted network from beginning to end. This history of how a ransomware attack progressed through the network helps your IT staff to evaluate the impact and highlights weaknesses in rules or processes that need to be rectified to avoid future break-ins. Forensic analysis is typically given a top priority by the insurance provider and is often mandated by state and industry regulations. Since forensic analysis can take time, it is essential that other important recovery processes like business resumption are executed concurrently. Progent has a large roster of IT and cybersecurity professionals with the skills required to carry out the work of containment, business resumption, and data recovery without disrupting forensics.
Ransomware forensics analysis is complex and calls for intimate interaction with the teams responsible for data restoration and, if necessary, settlement discussions with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics can require the examination of all logs, registry, GPO, AD, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to look for variations.
Services involved with forensics include:
- Detach but avoid shutting off all potentially affected devices from the system. This may involve closing all RDP ports and Internet connected NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user PWs, and implementing two-factor authentication to secure your backups.
- Copy forensically valid images of all suspect devices so the data recovery team can get started
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and other critical logs as soon as possible
- Establish the type of ransomware involved in the attack
- Examine each machine and data store on the network including cloud-hosted storage for signs of compromise
- Inventory all compromised devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Study log activity and user sessions to determine the timeline of the attack and to identify any potential lateral movement from the originally compromised system
- Identify the security gaps used to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Look for new executables associated with the original encrypted files or system breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Analyze email attachments
- Extract URLs from messages and check to see whether they are malicious
- Produce extensive attack documentation to satisfy your insurance carrier and compliance regulations
- Document recommended improvements to close cybersecurity vulnerabilities and enforce workflows that reduce the exposure to a future ransomware exploit
Progent has provided remote and onsite IT services across the United States for more than 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of SMEs includes consultants who have earned advanced certifications in foundation technology platforms including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and major distributions of Linux. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned prestigious certifications including CISA, CISSP, and GIAC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers guidance in financial management and ERP application software. This breadth of expertise allows Progent to identify and integrate the surviving parts of your information system after a ransomware attack and rebuild them rapidly into an operational system. Progent has worked with top insurance providers like Chubb to help organizations clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Investigation Services in Phoenix
To find out more about ways Progent can help your Phoenix organization with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or visit Contact Progent.