Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Consulting in Manhattan Beach
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with hackers. Reaching an optimum settlement is a complicated activity that calls for a mix of field experience, technical skills and business savvy. It also requires close co-operation with the cyber-extortion target's IT staff and the cyber insurance provider, if there is one. Because the number one goal of the ransomware target is operational continuity, it is vital to establish response teams that work efficiently, concurrently, and in close communication. Progent offers the breadth of technical skills and the depth of personnel to supplement your network staff and recover your network rapidly and affordably.
Support available from Progent's ransomware settlement negotiation team include:
Concurrent with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can assist with:
- Establishing the type of ransomware used in the attack
- Identifying and communicating with the hacker persona
- Assessing the likelihood of recovery
- Verifying the TA's decryption capabilities
- Budgeting a settlement with the victim and the insurance provider
- Establishing a settlement amount and timeline with the TA
- Verifying compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) laws
- Managing the crypto-currency disbursement to the TA
- Acquiring, reviewing, and using the TA's decryptor tool
- If necessary, contacting the threat actor for technical assistance with the decryptor tool
After the decryption utility has been mastered, Progent can assist you to restore physical and virtual devices and software services to their original condition. Progent can also help you to conduct a full forensic review and create a report to share with the cyber insurance provider. This document helps you to understand cybersecurity vulnerabilities that must be fixed and recommends steps that can be taken to counter subsequent ransomware assaults.
- Quarantining infected endpoints to arrest the progress of the attack
- Making replicas of each compromised device and data store to allow forensics without interfering with recovery
- Installing A/V agents to all clean endpoints
- Recovering files from offline backups or unscathed machines
- Creating a clean recovery environment
- Mapping and connecting datastores to match exactly their pre-attack state
Paying Exfiltration Ransoms
In addition to demanding money for a decryption utility, modern strains of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Sodinokibi, Netwalker, and Egregor commonly try to steal (or "exfiltrate") information. Hackers are then able to demand an additional settlement in exchange for not publishing this information on the dark web. Sadly, there is no way to guarantee that exfiltrated files have been completely deleted by the threat actor. Actually, in numerous instances the TA has limited say about who can access the stolen files. Settling an exfiltration ransom does not eliminate the need for getting the advice of privacy attorneys, performing an investigation into which files were compromised, and sending the mandated alerts to affected entities. In almost all cases, paying an exfiltration ransom is not recommended.
Progent has delivered online and onsite IT services across the U.S. for over 20 years and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's team of subject matter experts includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware virtualization, and popular distributions of Linux. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers guidance in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This breadth of skills allows Progent to identify and integrate the surviving pieces of your information system after a ransomware assault and reconstruct them rapidly into a functioning network. Progent has worked with top cyber insurance providers including Chubb to assist organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Expertise in Manhattan Beach
To get in touch with Progent about crypto-ransomware settlement negotiation guidance in Manhattan Beach, phone Progent at 800-462-8800 or go to Contact Progent.