Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Analysis and Reporting in Fort Worth
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can capture the system state after a ransomware attack and perform a detailed forensics investigation without disrupting the processes required for operational continuity and data restoration. Your Fort Worth organization can use Progent's ransomware forensics report to counter subsequent ransomware assaults, assist in the restoration of lost data, and meet insurance carrier and regulatory requirements.
Ransomware forensics is aimed at discovering and documenting the ransomware assault's storyline across the network from start to finish. This audit trail of the way a ransomware attack progressed through the network assists your IT staff to assess the damage and brings to light weaknesses in rules or work habits that should be rectified to avoid later break-ins. Forensic analysis is usually given a high priority by the insurance provider and is typically required by state and industry regulations. Since forensic analysis can take time, it is critical that other key recovery processes such as business continuity are pursued concurrently. Progent has a large roster of IT and data security experts with the skills needed to carry out the work of containment, business continuity, and data recovery without interfering with forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics investigation is arduous and calls for intimate interaction with the groups responsible for file restoration and, if needed, payment negotiation with the ransomware hacker. Ransomware forensics typically require the review of logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory (AD), DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to look for changes.
Services associated with forensics include:
- Isolate without shutting off all possibly impacted devices from the network. This can require closing all RDP ports and Internet facing NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring 2FA to guard backups.
- Create forensically complete digital images of all exposed devices so the file restoration group can get started
- Preserve firewall, VPN, and additional critical logs as soon as possible
- Determine the strain of ransomware used in the attack
- Inspect each computer and storage device on the network including cloud-hosted storage for signs of encryption
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Determine the type of ransomware involved in the attack
- Study log activity and user sessions in order to determine the time frame of the attack and to spot any potential sideways movement from the first infected system
- Understand the security gaps used to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Search for new executables surrounding the first encrypted files or system compromise
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Analyze email attachments
- Extract any URLs embedded in messages and determine if they are malicious
- Produce detailed attack reporting to meet your insurance and compliance mandates
- Document recommended improvements to close cybersecurity vulnerabilities and enforce workflows that lower the exposure to a future ransomware breach
Progent has provided online and onsite network services across the U.S. for more than 20 years and has earned 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 technologies including Cisco networking, VMware virtualization, and popular Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISM, CISSP, and GIAC. (Refer to certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This breadth of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and integrate the surviving parts of your IT environment after a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them rapidly into a functioning network. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Services in Fort Worth
To learn more information about ways Progent can help your Fort Worth business with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or see Contact Progent.