Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting in Webster
Progent's ransomware forensics consultants can save the system state after a ransomware assault and carry out a detailed forensics investigation without slowing down activity required for business resumption and data restoration. Your Webster organization can use Progent's ransomware forensics documentation to combat future ransomware attacks, assist in the restoration of lost data, and comply with insurance carrier and governmental mandates.
Ransomware forensics investigation involves determining and describing the ransomware attack's storyline across the network from start to finish. This history of the way a ransomware attack travelled within the network assists you to evaluate the damage and highlights shortcomings in security policies or work habits that should be rectified to prevent later break-ins. Forensic analysis is usually given a high priority by the insurance provider and is often mandated by state and industry regulations. Because forensic analysis can take time, it is essential that other important recovery processes such as business resumption are pursued concurrently. Progent has an extensive roster of information technology and cybersecurity experts with the skills needed to carry out the work of containment, operational continuity, and data restoration without disrupting forensics.
Ransomware forensics is arduous and requires close interaction with the groups focused on data restoration and, if needed, payment talks with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). Ransomware forensics can require the examination of logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory (AD), DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to check for variations.
Activities associated with forensics include:
- Disconnect without shutting down all possibly suspect devices from the system. This can require closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet connected network-attached storage, modifying admin credentials and user passwords, and configuring two-factor authentication to guard backups.
- Capture forensically complete duplicates of all exposed devices so your file recovery team can get started
- Save firewall, VPN, and additional key logs as quickly as possible
- Determine the variety of ransomware used in the attack
- Inspect every machine and data store on the system including cloud storage for indications of compromise
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Review logs and sessions in order to determine the timeline of the assault and to identify any possible sideways movement from the originally compromised machine
- Understand the attack vectors exploited to carry out the ransomware assault
- Search for the creation of executables surrounding the original encrypted files or network compromise
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Examine email attachments
- Separate URLs embedded in messages and check to see if they are malicious
- Produce extensive incident documentation to meet your insurance and compliance regulations
- Suggest recommended improvements to shore up cybersecurity vulnerabilities and improve workflows that lower the risk of a future ransomware breach
Progent has delivered remote and on-premises IT services across the U.S. for more than 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's team of SBEs includes consultants who have earned advanced certifications in foundation technologies including Cisco networking, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's data security consultants have earned prestigious certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also has top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This breadth of expertise gives Progent the ability to salvage and integrate the surviving parts of your network after a ransomware attack and reconstruct them rapidly into a functioning system. Progent has worked with leading insurance carriers like Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Investigation Expertise in Webster
To learn more information about ways Progent can assist your Webster business with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.