Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting in Tucson
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can save the evidence of a ransomware attack and perform a detailed forensics investigation without disrupting the processes related to operational resumption and data restoration. Your Tucson organization can utilize Progent's ransomware forensics documentation to block future ransomware attacks, validate the restoration of lost data, and meet insurance carrier and regulatory requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis is aimed at discovering and documenting the ransomware assault's progress throughout the network from start to finish. This audit trail of how a ransomware attack travelled through the network assists your IT staff to assess the damage and brings to light shortcomings in security policies or processes that need to be corrected to avoid future breaches. Forensic analysis is commonly given a high priority by the cyber insurance carrier and is typically mandated by state and industry regulations. Since forensic analysis can be time consuming, it is critical that other key activities like operational continuity are performed in parallel. Progent has an extensive roster of IT and data security professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to carry out the work of containment, business resumption, and data recovery without disrupting forensics.
Ransomware forensics investigation is complex and calls for close cooperation with the teams responsible for data recovery and, if necessary, payment talks with the ransomware hacker. Ransomware forensics can require the examination of logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory (AD), DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to look for variations.
Activities involved with forensics analysis include:
- Detach but avoid shutting down all possibly affected devices from the system. This may require closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet facing network-attached storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and setting up two-factor authentication to guard your backups.
- Preserve forensically valid duplicates of all suspect devices so the file restoration group can proceed
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and other critical logs as quickly as feasible
- Determine the type of ransomware used in the attack
- Survey each computer and storage device on the system including cloud storage for indications of encryption
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Determine the kind of ransomware involved in the attack
- Study log activity and user sessions to establish the timeline of the attack and to spot any possible lateral migration from the first infected system
- Understand the attack vectors used to carry out the ransomware attack
- Look for the creation of executables surrounding the original encrypted files or network breach
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Examine attachments
- Extract URLs embedded in email messages and determine if they are malicious
- Provide extensive incident documentation to satisfy your insurance and compliance requirements
- Document recommended improvements to close cybersecurity gaps and improve workflows that reduce the exposure to a future ransomware exploit
Progent has provided remote and on-premises IT services across the United States for more than 20 years and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of subject matter experts (SMEs) includes consultants who have earned high-level certifications in foundation technology platforms such as Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial management and ERP application software. This scope of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and consolidate the surviving pieces of your network following a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them rapidly into a functioning network. Progent has collaborated with top cyber insurance providers like Chubb to help organizations clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Services in Tucson
To learn more information about ways Progent can help your Tucson business with ransomware forensics investigation, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.