Progent's Ransomware Negotiation Consulting in Buffalo
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with hackers. Reaching an acceptable settlement is a complicated activity that calls for a combination of real-word experience, technical knowledge and business acumen. It also demands close co-operation with the ransomware victim's IT staff and the cyber insurance provider, if any. Because the number one goal of the ransomware target is fast recovery, it is vital to deploy recovery groups that work effectively, in parallel, and in close communication. Progent offers the scope of IT knowledge and the depth of experts to supplement your IT support team and recover your network rapidly and economically.
Services offered by Progent's ransomware settlement negotiation team include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware team can assist with:
- Establishing the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- making contact with the hacker persona
- Evaluating the likelihood of recovery
- Verifying the hacker's decryption tool
- Deciding on an acceptable settlement payment with the victim and the cyber insurance carrier
- Establishing a settlement amount and schedule with the threat actor
- Confirming accordance with anti-money laundering sanctions
- Managing the crypto-currency disbursement to the TA
- Acquiring, learning, and using the hacker's decryptor tool
- If needed, contacting the TA for technical help with the decryptor tool
After the decryption utility has been mastered, Progent can assist you to recover computers and services to their pre-arrack state. Progent can also help you to conduct a complete forensics analysis and generate a document to share with the cyber insurance provider. This report helps you to understand cybersecurity vulnerabilities that must be eliminated and recommends steps to be performed to block future ransomware assaults.
- Quarantining affected endpoints and data stores to arrest the spread of the attack
- Making replicas of each compromised device and data store in order to perform forensics in parallel with cleanup
- Installing A/V protection to all virus-free endpoints
- Restoring files from air-gapped restores or uncompromised endpoints
- Creating a pristine recovery environment
- Remapping and reconnecting drives to match precisely their pre-attack state
Settling Exfiltration Ransoms
Beyond extorting payment for a decryption utility, current variants of ransomware such as Ryuk, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Nephilim often try to steal (or "exfiltrate") information. Hackers can then demand an extra settlement for not publishing this data on the dark web. Sadly, there exists no way to prove that exfiltrated files have been totally erased by the TA. In fact, in numerous cases the hacker has little control about where the information ends up. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of seeking the advice of privacy lawyers, performing an investigation into which files were taken, and sending the required notifications to impacted entities. In general, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has provided remote and on-premises network services throughout the U.S. for more than two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's team of SBEs includes consultants who have earned high-level certifications in foundation technology platforms such as Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications including CISM, CISSP, and GIAC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This breadth of expertise gives Progent the ability to salvage and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your network after a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them rapidly into a viable network. Progent has worked with top cyber insurance carriers including Chubb to assist businesses recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Expertise in Buffalo
To contact with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement services in Buffalo, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.