Overview of Progent's Ransomware Negotiation Services in Long Beach
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors (TAs). Reaching an acceptable settlement is a complex exercise that calls for a mix of real-word experience, technical knowledge and business acumen. It also calls for working closely with the ransomware victim's IT team and the cyber insurance carrier, if any. Since the number one goal of the ransomware target is operational continuity, it is vital to establish recovery groups that work efficiently, in parallel, and with intimate collaboration. Progent has the scope of IT skills and the deep bench of personnel to supplement your IT staff and restore your network environment quickly and affordably.
Services provided by Progent's ransomware settlement negotiation experts include:
In parallel with the ransom negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can help with:
- Determining the type of ransomware involved in the attack
- making contact with the hacker persona
- Assessing the likelihood of recovery
- Testing the threat actor's decryption tool
- Deciding on an acceptable settlement payment with the ransomware victim and the cyber insurance carrier
- Negotiating a settlement amount and timeline with the hacker
- Verifying compliance with anti-money laundering regulations
- Carrying out the crypto-currency payment to the TA
- Receiving, reviewing, and operating the hacker's decryption utility
- If needed, contacting the threat actor for technical help with the decryptor utility
After the decryption tool has been mastered, Progent can assist you to recover physical and virtual devices and services to their pre-arrack condition. Progent can also assist you to conduct a complete forensics analysis and generate a document to share with the insurance provider. This document helps you to understand cybersecurity vulnerabilities that must be eliminated and recommends actions that can be performed to block subsequent ransomware assaults.
- Isolating affected endpoints to prevent further spread of the assault
- Creating replicas of each infected server and endpoint and data store in order to perform forensics without interfering with cleanup
- Installing A/V protection to all virus-free endpoints
- Recovering files from offline backups or uncompromised endpoints
- Creating a clean recovery environment
- Mapping and reconnecting drives to reflect precisely their pre-attack state
Settling Exfiltration Ransoms
Beyond extorting money for a decryption utility, current strains of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Netwalker, and Nephilim commonly try to steal (or "exfiltrate") files. TAs are then able to demand a separate payment for not posting this data on the dark web. Sadly, there is no method to be certain that exfiltrated files have been totally deleted by the TA. Actually, in many cases the threat actor has little control about where the information ends up. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of seeking the advice of legal counsel, conducting an investigation into which data were compromised, and carrying out the required alerts to impacted entities. Generally, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has provided remote and onsite IT services across the U.S. for over 20 years and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of SBEs includes consultants who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and popular distributions of Linux. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned industry-recognized certifications such as CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This scope of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and consolidate the surviving pieces of your network after a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them rapidly into a viable system. Progent has worked with leading insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Services in Long Beach
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement services in Long Beach, call Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.