Overview of Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services in Fort Myers
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with hackers. Negotiating an optimum settlement is a complicated activity that calls for a mix of field experience, technical knowledge and business acumen. It also requires working closely with the ransomware victim's IT team and the insurance carrier, if there is one. Because the top priority of the ransomware target is fast recovery, it is vital to deploy recovery teams that operate effectively, concurrently, and with intimate collaboration. Progent offers the breadth of IT knowledge and the deep bench of personnel to supplement your IT support team and restore your network rapidly and affordably.
Services offered by Progent's ransomware negotiation experts include:
Concurrent with the ransom negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can assist with:
- Determining the type of ransomware involved in the assault
- identifying and contacting the hacker persona
- Assessing the recovery risk
- Verifying the hacker's decryption capabilities
- Deciding on an acceptable settlement amount with the victim and the insurance provider
- Negotiating a settlement amount and schedule with the hacker
- Confirming compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations
- Carrying out the crypto-currency transfer to the hacker
- Receiving, learning, and using the TA's decryption utility
- If necessary, contacting the hacker for technical assistance with the decryptor utility
After the decryption tool has been mastered, Progent can assist you to restore machines and software services to their pre-arrack state. Progent can also assist you to perform a full forensic review and create a report to deliver to the insurance carrier. This report identifies security vulnerabilities that need to be fixed and recommends actions that can be taken to counter future ransomware attacks.
- Quarantining affected endpoints and data stores to arrest the progress of the attack
- Creating replicas of every breached device and data store in order to perform forensics in parallel with cleanup
- Adding anti-virus agents to all clean endpoints
- Restoring data from air-gapped restores or unscathed endpoints
- Creating a clean environment
- Mapping and connecting drives to reflect precisely their pre-encryption state
Paying Exfiltration Ransoms
Beyond demanding payment for a decryption tool, modern variants of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Egregor often try to steal (or "exfiltrate") files. TAs can then demand a separate settlement for not divulging this information on the dark web. Sadly, there is no method to prove that exfiltrated files have been totally deleted by the hacker. Actually, in many cases the hacker has limited control over the disposition of the data. Settling an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of engaging the guidance of privacy attorneys, performing an investigation into which data were compromised, and performing the mandated alerts to impacted entities. In almost all cases, paying an exfiltration ransom is not recommended.
Progent has delivered remote and on-premises network services throughout the United States for more than 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of SMEs includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular distributions of Linux. Progent's data security experts have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP, and GIAC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also has top-tier support in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This breadth of expertise allows Progent to identify and integrate the surviving pieces of your IT environment after a ransomware assault and rebuild them quickly into a functioning system. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance providers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Services in Fort Myers
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement negotiation guidance in Fort Myers, phone Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.