Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting Services in Phoenix
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can capture the evidence of a ransomware assault and carry out a detailed forensics analysis without impeding activity related to operational continuity and data restoration. Your Phoenix organization can use Progent's post-attack forensics report to combat future ransomware assaults, validate the restoration of lost data, and comply with insurance and regulatory reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis is aimed at discovering and documenting the ransomware attack's storyline across the network from beginning to end. This history of how a ransomware assault progressed within the network assists your IT staff to evaluate the impact and highlights gaps in security policies or processes that should be corrected to prevent future break-ins. Forensic analysis is commonly assigned a top priority by the insurance carrier and is typically mandated by state and industry regulations. Because forensics can be time consuming, it is critical that other key recovery processes like business continuity are pursued concurrently. Progent maintains a large team of IT and cybersecurity experts with the knowledge and experience required to carry out activities for containment, operational continuity, and data restoration without interfering with forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics analysis is time consuming and calls for intimate interaction with the teams responsible for data recovery and, if necessary, payment negotiation with the ransomware Threat Actor. Ransomware forensics typically involve the review of logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory (AD), DNS servers, routers, firewalls, scheduled tasks, and core Windows systems to check for anomalies.
Activities associated with forensics analysis include:
- Detach but avoid shutting down all potentially impacted devices from the network. This may require closing all RDP ports and Internet facing NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and configuring 2FA to secure backups.
- Create forensically sound digital images of all exposed devices so your data recovery team can get started
- Preserve firewall, VPN, and additional critical logs as quickly as feasible
- Identify the variety of ransomware used in the attack
- Survey each machine and data store on the network as well as cloud storage for signs of compromise
- Inventory all encrypted devices
- Determine the type of ransomware involved in the attack
- Review logs and user sessions in order to determine the timeline of the ransomware assault and to spot any potential lateral migration from the originally compromised machine
- Understand the security gaps exploited to perpetrate the ransomware assault
- Look for new executables surrounding the first encrypted files or network breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Analyze attachments
- Separate any URLs from email messages and check to see if they are malware
- Produce extensive attack reporting to satisfy your insurance carrier and compliance requirements
- List recommended improvements to close cybersecurity gaps and improve workflows that lower the exposure to a future ransomware breach
Progent has provided online and onsite 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 roster of SBEs includes professionals who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also has top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This breadth of skills allows Progent to identify and integrate the surviving parts of your IT environment following a ransomware attack and rebuild them quickly into a functioning system. Progent has collaborated with leading cyber insurance providers including Chubb to help businesses clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Expertise in Phoenix
To find out more about how Progent can help your Phoenix business with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.