Overview of Progent's Ransomware Negotiation Services in Dallas
Progent is experienced in negotiating ransomware settlements with hackers. Reaching an optimum settlement is a complex activity that calls for a mix of real-word experience, technical knowledge and business savvy. It also demands working closely with the ransomware victim's IT staff and the cyber insurance carrier, if any. Because the top goal of the ransomware target is operational continuity, it is critical to deploy recovery groups that work effectively, concurrently, and with intimate collaboration. Progent has the scope of technical skills and the depth of personnel to supplement your IT staff and restore your network quickly and affordably.
Services available from Progent's ransomware settlement experts include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can help with:
- Determining the type of ransomware used in the attack
- identifying and contacting the hacker persona
- Assessing the recovery risk
- Verifying the TA's decryption tool
- Deciding on an acceptable settlement amount with the ransomware victim and the insurance carrier
- Negotiating a settlement amount and schedule with the TA
- Verifying adherence to anti-money laundering (AML) regulations
- Carrying out the crypto-currency transfer to the hacker
- Acquiring, reviewing, and operating the hacker's decryption mechanism
- If needed, contacting the hacker for assistance with the decryptor tool
Once the decryption utility has been mastered, Progent can assist you to recover physical and virtual devices and software services to their original state. Progent can also assist you to perform a complete forensics analysis and generate a report to deliver to the cyber insurance carrier. This document identifies cybersecurity vulnerabilities that need to be fixed and suggests steps that should be taken to block subsequent ransomware assaults.
- Quarantining infected endpoints and data stores to arrest the progress of the assault
- Creating digital copies of every infected server and endpoint and data store to allow forensics in parallel with cleanup
- Adding A/V agents to all clean endpoints
- Restoring data from air-gapped restores or unscathed machines
- Building a clean recovery environment
- Mapping and connecting datastores to reflect exactly their pre-encryption condition
Beyond demanding payment for a decryption tool, modern strains of crypto-ransomware such as Ryuk, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Nephilim commonly attempt to exfiltrate files. Hackers are then able to require an extra payment in exchange for not posting this data on the dark web. Sadly, there exists no way to guarantee that exfiltrated data have been totally deleted by the hacker. Actually, in many cases the threat actor has little control over where the information ends up. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not free you from the necessity of seeking the advice of privacy lawyers, conducting an investigation into which data were compromised, and carrying out the required notifications to affected entities. In almost all cases, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has delivered remote and onsite IT services throughout the U.S. for over 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's team of SMEs includes professionals who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technology platforms including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and major distributions of Linux. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned industry-recognized certifications such as CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This breadth of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and integrate the surviving pieces of your information system following a ransomware assault and reconstruct them rapidly into a functioning system. Progent has worked with leading cyber insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Expertise in Dallas
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement negotiation expertise in Dallas, call Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.