Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Analysis and Reporting in San Antonio
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can capture the system state after a ransomware assault and perform a detailed forensics investigation without impeding activity required for business continuity and data recovery. Your San Antonio business can utilize Progent's ransomware forensics report to counter subsequent ransomware assaults, validate the recovery of encrypted data, and comply with insurance and governmental reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics analysis involves discovering and describing the ransomware assault's progress across the targeted network from beginning to end. This history of how a ransomware assault travelled through the network helps your IT staff to evaluate the impact and brings to light shortcomings in policies or processes that should be rectified to avoid later break-ins. Forensics is typically given a top priority by the cyber insurance provider and is often mandated by government and industry regulations. Because forensics can take time, it is critical that other key recovery processes like operational continuity are executed in parallel. Progent has an extensive team of IT and cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and experience required to carry out activities for containment, operational resumption, and data restoration without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics is time consuming and calls for intimate interaction with the groups responsible for file recovery and, if necessary, settlement discussions with the ransomware hacker. forensics can involve the examination of logs, registry, Group Policy Object (GPO), Active Directory (AD), DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to look for variations.
Services involved with forensics analysis include:
- Detach but avoid shutting down all possibly suspect devices from the system. This may involve closing all RDP ports and Internet facing NAS storage, changing admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring 2FA to protect backups.
- Preserve forensically complete digital images of all exposed devices so the file recovery group can proceed
- Preserve firewall, virtual private network, and additional critical logs as soon as feasible
- Determine the variety of ransomware used in the assault
- Inspect each machine and storage device on the network as well as cloud storage for indications of compromise
- Catalog all compromised devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Review logs and user sessions to establish the timeline of the ransomware assault and to spot any potential lateral migration from the first infected system
- Identify the attack vectors used to carry out the ransomware attack
- Look for the creation of executables associated with the first encrypted files or system compromise
- Parse Outlook web archives
- Analyze attachments
- Separate any URLs from email messages and check to see if they are malicious
- Provide extensive incident reporting to meet your insurance and compliance requirements
- Suggest recommended improvements to shore up cybersecurity gaps and improve workflows that lower the exposure to a future ransomware exploit
Progent has provided remote and on-premises 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 subject matter experts (SMEs) includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in foundation technologies including Cisco networking, VMware, and major distributions of Linux. Progent's data security consultants have earned industry-recognized certifications including CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also has top-tier support in financial management and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This broad array of expertise gives Progent the ability to salvage and consolidate the surviving parts of your IT environment after a ransomware attack and rebuild them rapidly into an operational system. Progent has collaborated with top insurance carriers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Analysis Services in San Antonio
To find out more about ways Progent can assist your San Antonio organization with ransomware forensics, call 1-800-462-8800 or visit Contact Progent.