Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services in Fort Wayne
Progent is experienced in negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors (TAs). Negotiating an optimum settlement is a complex activity that requires a combination of real-word experience, technical knowledge and business savvy. It also requires working closely with the ransomware victim's IT team and the insurance provider, if there is one. Because the number one priority of the ransomware target is fast recovery, it is vital to deploy recovery teams that operate effectively, in parallel, and with intimate collaboration. Progent offers the scope of technical skills and the depth of personnel to supplement your IT support team and restore your network environment rapidly and affordably.
Services offered by Progent's ransomware settlement team include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can assist with:
- Determining the type of ransomware used in the assault
- making contact with the hacker
- Evaluating the likelihood of recovery
- Verifying the hacker's decryption tool
- Agreeing on a settlement range with the victim and the insurance provider
- Negotiating a settlement amount and timeline with the threat actor
- Verifying compliance with anti-money laundering regulations
- Managing the crypto-currency payment to the TA
- Acquiring, reviewing, and operating the hacker's decryption mechanism
- If necessary, contacting the threat actor for assistance with the decryption utility
Once the decryption tool has been learned, Progent can assist you to restore physical and virtual devices and services to their pre-arrack condition. Progent can also assist you to perform comprehensive forensics and create a report to deliver to the cyber insurance provider. This report identifies cybersecurity gaps that need to be eliminated and recommends steps that can be taken to counter future ransomware attacks.
- Quarantining affected endpoints and data stores to prevent further progress of the attack
- Making replicas of each compromised device and data store in order to perform forensics in parallel with recovery
- Adding anti-virus agents to all clean endpoints
- Salvaging data from offline restores or uncompromised endpoints
- Creating a clean environment
- Mapping and connecting drives to match precisely their pre-encryption state
Settling Exfiltration Ransoms
In addition to extorting money for a decryption utility, current variants of ransomware like Ryuk, Sodinokibi, DopplePaymer, and Egregor commonly try to exfiltrate files. TAs are then able to require a separate payment in exchange for not publishing this data or selling it. Unfortunately, there is no method to be certain that exfiltrated data have been completely deleted by the TA. Actually, in many instances the threat actor has limited control about data custody. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the need for getting the advice of privacy lawyers, performing an audit on which files were compromised, and performing the required notifications to impacted entities. In general, paying an exfiltration ransom is not recommended.
Progent has provided remote and onsite IT services throughout the United States for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of subject matter experts includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technologies such as Cisco infrastructure, VMware, 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 has guidance in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning applications. This broad array of skills gives Progent the ability to salvage and consolidate the undamaged parts of your network after a ransomware attack and reconstruct them quickly into a functioning system. Progent has worked with leading insurance providers like Chubb to assist businesses recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Settlement Guidance in Fort Wayne
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement negotiation expertise in Fort Wayne, phone Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.