Overview of Progent's Ransomware Negotiation Services in Fort Myers
Progent is experienced in negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors (TAs). Negotiating an optimum settlement is a complicated activity that calls for a combination of real-word experience, IT skills and business savvy. It also requires close co-operation with the victim's IT team and the cyber insurance provider, if any. Because the top priority of the ransomware victim is operational continuity, it is critical to establish recovery groups that operate efficiently, in parallel, and in close communication. Progent has the scope of technical skills and the deep bench of personnel to supplement your network support team and recover your network environment quickly and economically.
Services provided by Progent's ransomware settlement experts include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can assist with:
- Determining the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- making contact with the hacker persona
- Evaluating the likelihood of recovery
- Verifying the hacker's decryption tool
- Budgeting a settlement range with the victim and the cyber insurance carrier
- Negotiating a settlement and timeline with the TA
- Checking compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations
- Carrying out the crypto-currency disbursement to the TA
- Acquiring, learning, and operating the threat actor's decryptor utility
- If needed, contacting the hacker for assistance with the decryptor tool
Once the decryption utility has been learned, Progent can help you to restore physical and virtual devices and software services to their original condition. Progent can also assist you to perform a complete forensics analysis and generate a document to share with the insurance provider. This report identifies security gaps that must be corrected and suggests steps that should be taken to combat subsequent ransomware attacks.
- Isolating affected endpoints to arrest the progress of the assault
- Creating replicas of every infected device and data store in order to perform forensics without interfering with restoration
- Adding anti-virus protection to all virus-free endpoints
- Recovering data from offline backups or uncompromised endpoints
- Creating a clean environment
- Remapping and reconnecting datastores to reflect precisely their pre-attack condition
Settling Exfiltration Ransoms
In addition to extorting payment for a decryption tool, modern strains of ransomware such as Ryuk, Maze, Netwalker, and Nephilim commonly try to steal (or "exfiltrate") files. TAs can then demand an additional settlement in exchange for not publishing this data on the dark web. Sadly, there exists no way to guarantee that stolen data have been completely deleted by the hacker. Actually, in numerous cases the TA has little control about where the information ends up. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not free you from the necessity of getting the advice of legal counsel, performing an inventory of data were stolen, and sending the necessary notifications to impacted entities. In almost all cases, paying an exfiltration ransom is not recommended.
Progent has provided remote and on-premises IT services across the U.S. for over 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 consultants who have earned high-level certifications in foundation technology platforms including Cisco networking, VMware virtualization, and popular distributions of Linux. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP, and GIAC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers guidance in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This broad array of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and integrate the undamaged pieces of your network following a ransomware assault and reconstruct them quickly into an operational network. Progent has collaborated with top cyber insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services in Fort Myers
To get in touch with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement expertise in Fort Myers, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.