Ransomware Hot Line: 800-462-8800
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Ransomware requires time to steal its way through a network. Because of this, ransomware attacks are typically launched on weekends and at night, when IT personnel may be slower to recognize a break-in and are least able to organize a rapid and coordinated response. The more lateral progress ransomware can achieve inside a target's system, the more time it takes to restore basic operations and scrambled files and the more data can be stolen and posted to the dark web.
Progent's Ransomware Hot Line is intended to help organizations to complete the urgent first step in responding to a ransomware attack by putting out the fire. Progent's remote ransomware expert can assist businesses in the Allentown area to locate and isolate infected servers and endpoints and guard clean assets from being penetrated.
If your network has been penetrated by any strain of ransomware, don't panic. Get immediate help by calling Progent's Ransomware Hot Line at 800-462-8800.
Progent's Ransomware Response Services Available in Allentown
Modern variants of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, DopplePaymer, and Nephilim encrypt online data and invade any accessible system restores. Data synchronized to the cloud can also be impacted. For a vulnerable environment, this can make system restoration nearly impossible and basically sets the IT system back to the beginning. So-called Threat Actors, the hackers responsible for ransomware attack, insist on a ransom fee in exchange for the decryptors required to unlock encrypted data. Ransomware assaults also attempt to exfiltrate files and TAs demand an additional settlement for not posting this data or selling it. Even if you are able to restore your network to an acceptable point in time, exfiltration can pose a big issue depending on the nature of the stolen data.
The recovery work subsequent to ransomware attack involves several distinct stages, most of which can proceed in parallel if the response workgroup has a sufficient number of people with the required skill sets.
- Containment: This urgent initial response requires blocking the sideways progress of the attack within your IT system. The longer a ransomware attack is allowed to run unrestricted, the longer and more expensive the restoration effort. Because of this, Progent keeps a 24x7 Ransomware Hotline staffed by seasoned ransomware recovery engineers. Containment activities consist of isolating infected endpoints from the network to restrict the contagion, documenting the environment, and protecting entry points.
- Operational continuity: This involves bringing back the network to a basic useful level of functionality with the least downtime. This process is typically the top priority for the targets of the ransomware assault, who often see it as a life-or-death issue for their business. This project also demands the broadest array of technical skills that cover domain controllers, DHCP servers, physical and virtual machines, desktops, notebooks and smart phones, databases, office and line-of-business applications, network architecture, and protected endpoint access. Progent's ransomware recovery experts use advanced collaboration tools to coordinate the multi-faceted recovery effort. Progent appreciates the urgency of working rapidly, tirelessly, and in unison with a customer's managers and IT group to prioritize activity and to put critical resources back online as quickly as feasible.
- Data restoration: The work required to recover data damaged by a ransomware attack depends on the state of the network, how many files are encrypted, and which recovery techniques are needed. Ransomware assaults can destroy pivotal databases which, if not properly shut down, may have to be rebuilt from the beginning. This can include DNS and AD databases. Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server rely on AD, and many ERP and other business-critical platforms depend on SQL Server. Some detective work could be needed to locate undamaged data. For instance, non-encrypted OST files may exist on staff desktop computers and notebooks that were off line during the ransomware attack.
- Deploying advanced AV/ransomware defense: ProSight ASM gives small and medium-sized businesses the benefits of the same AV technology implemented by many of the world's biggest enterprises including Walmart, Visa, and NASDAQ. By delivering real-time malware filtering, detection, mitigation, recovery and analysis in a single integrated platform, Progent's ProSight ASM cuts total cost of ownership, streamlines management, and promotes rapid operational continuity. The next-generation endpoint protection (NGEP) incorporated in ProSight Active Security Monitoring was listed by Gartner Group as the industry's "most visionary Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)." Learn about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- Negotiation with the threat actor (TA): Progent has experience negotiating ransom settlements with hackers. This calls for close co-operation with the ransomware victim and the insurance provider, if any. Services include determining the kind of ransomware used in the assault; identifying and establishing communications the hacker persona; verifying decryption tool; budgeting a settlement amount with the victim and the cyber insurance provider; negotiating a settlement and schedule with the TA; confirming adherence to anti-money laundering regulations; carrying out the crypto-currency disbursement to the hacker; acquiring, reviewing, and using the decryptor utility; troubleshooting decryption problems; creating a pristine environment; mapping and reconnecting drives to match exactly their pre-encryption condition; and reprovisioning machines and services.
- Forensic analysis: This process involves learning the ransomware assault's storyline throughout the targeted network from start to finish. This history of how a ransomware assault travelled through the network helps you to assess the impact and highlights gaps in security policies or processes that should be corrected to avoid future break-ins. Forensics involves the examination of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to look for anomalies. Forensics is commonly assigned a top priority by the cyber insurance provider. Because forensic analysis can be time consuming, it is critical that other key activities such as operational continuity are pursued in parallel. Progent has a large roster of IT and data security professionals with the knowledge and experience needed to perform activities for containment, operational resumption, and data restoration without interfering with forensics.
Progent has delivered remote and onsite network services throughout the United States for more than 20 years and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of subject matter experts (SBEs) includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technology platforms such as Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's data security consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISM, CISSP, and CRISC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers guidance in financial management and ERP software. This breadth of skills allows Progent to salvage and consolidate the undamaged parts of your network after a ransomware assault and rebuild them quickly into a functioning network. Progent has collaborated with top insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
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