Overview of Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services in Hialeah
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors. Reaching an acceptable settlement is a complex activity that calls for a combination of real-word experience, IT skills and business savvy. It also requires working closely with the cyber-extortion target's IT staff and the cyber insurance carrier, if there is one. Because the top goal of the ransomware victim is fast recovery, it is vital to deploy response groups that operate effectively, in parallel, and with intimate collaboration. Progent offers the scope of technical skills and the depth of experts to supplement your network support team and recover your network environment quickly and economically.
Support offered by Progent's ransomware settlement negotiation team include:
Concurrent with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware team can help with:
- Determining the kind of ransomware used in the attack
- making contact with the hacker
- Assessing the recovery risk
- Testing the hacker's decryption tool
- Deciding on an acceptable settlement with the ransomware victim and the insurance carrier
- Establishing a settlement amount and schedule with the TA
- Verifying compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations
- Overseeing the crypto-currency payment to the TA
- Receiving, learning, and using the threat actor's decryptor utility
- If necessary, contacting the hacker for assistance with the decryption utility
Once the decryption utility has been mastered, Progent can assist you to recover physical and virtual devices and software services to their original condition. Progent can also help you to perform comprehensive forensics and create a report to deliver to the cyber insurance carrier. This document helps you to understand security gaps that must be corrected and suggests steps that should be performed to combat subsequent ransomware attacks.
- Isolating infected endpoints to prevent further progress of the attack
- Creating replicas of each breached device and data store in order to perform forensics without interfering with cleanup
- Adding anti-virus agents to all clean endpoints
- Recovering data from air-gapped restores or unscathed machines
- Creating a pristine recovery environment
- Mapping and connecting drives to reflect exactly their pre-attack state
In addition to demanding payment for a decryption tool, current variants of ransomware such as Ryuk, Sodinokibi, DopplePaymer, and Nephilim commonly try to exfiltrate information. TAs can then require an additional settlement in exchange for not posting this information or selling it. Sadly, there is no method to be certain that exfiltrated data have been completely erased by the threat actor. In fact, in many cases the hacker has limited say over where the information ends up. Settling an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the necessity of seeking the advice of privacy attorneys, performing an investigation into which data were stolen, and sending the mandated alerts to impacted entities. In general, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has provided remote and onsite network services throughout the United States for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's roster of SMEs includes professionals who have earned high-level certifications in core technology platforms including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISA, CISSP, and CRISC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning application software. This breadth of expertise allows Progent to identify and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your information system after a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them quickly into a functioning network. Progent has collaborated with leading cyber insurance providers like Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Crypto-Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Services in Hialeah
To contact with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement negotiation services in Hialeah, call Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.