Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting in Lincoln
Progent's ransomware forensics consultants can preserve the system state after a ransomware attack and carry out a comprehensive forensics analysis without impeding the processes required for operational resumption and data recovery. Your Lincoln business can use Progent's forensics documentation to counter subsequent ransomware assaults, assist in the restoration of lost data, and comply with insurance carrier and regulatory reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis involves determining and documenting the ransomware attack's storyline throughout the targeted network from start to finish. This history of the way a ransomware assault progressed through the network helps your IT staff to assess the impact and highlights weaknesses in rules or work habits that need to be corrected to avoid later break-ins. Forensic analysis is usually assigned a high priority by the cyber insurance carrier and is typically mandated by state and industry regulations. Since forensics can take time, it is critical that other important recovery processes like business resumption are executed concurrently. Progent has a large roster of IT and cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to perform the work of containment, business resumption, and data recovery without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics is complicated and calls for intimate interaction with the groups assigned to file restoration and, if necessary, payment talks with the ransomware Threat Actor (TA). forensics typically require the review of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to detect variations.
Activities involved with forensics investigation include:
- Detach without shutting off all possibly affected devices from the system. This may require closing all Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and Internet facing NAS storage, modifying admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring two-factor authentication to secure backups.
- Create forensically complete duplicates of all exposed devices so the file restoration team can get started
- Save firewall, virtual private network, and other key logs as quickly as feasible
- Identify the version of ransomware used in the attack
- Survey each machine and data store on the network as well as cloud storage for signs of encryption
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Determine the kind of ransomware used in the attack
- Study logs and sessions in order to determine the time frame of the attack and to identify any possible sideways movement from the originally infected machine
- Identify the security gaps exploited to carry out the ransomware attack
- Look for new executables associated with the first encrypted files or network compromise
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Analyze attachments
- Separate URLs embedded in messages and check to see whether they are malware
- Produce extensive incident documentation to meet your insurance and compliance requirements
- Document recommended improvements to shore up cybersecurity gaps and improve processes that reduce the risk of a future ransomware exploit
Progent has provided online and onsite IT services throughout the United States for over two decades 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 high-level certifications in foundation technologies such as Cisco networking, VMware virtualization, and popular distributions of Linux. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned industry-recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning applications. This scope of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and integrate the surviving pieces of your IT environment following a ransomware attack and rebuild them rapidly into a functioning network. Progent has worked with leading insurance carriers including Chubb to help businesses clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Expertise in Lincoln
To learn more about how Progent can assist your Lincoln organization with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.