Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics and Reporting Services in Edmonton
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can capture the evidence of a ransomware assault and perform a detailed forensics analysis without slowing down the processes related to business continuity and data restoration. Your Edmonton business can use Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics report to counter future ransomware assaults, validate the restoration of encrypted data, and comply with insurance carrier and regulatory reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics investigation involves discovering and describing the ransomware attack's progress throughout the targeted network from beginning to end. This history of the way a ransomware assault progressed within the network assists you to evaluate the damage and highlights vulnerabilities in security policies or processes that need to be rectified to prevent later break-ins. Forensics is usually given a high priority by the cyber insurance carrier and is often required by government and industry regulations. Since forensics can be time consuming, it is essential that other important activities such as business continuity are performed concurrently. Progent maintains a large team of IT and data security professionals with the skills needed to carry out the work of containment, operational resumption, and data recovery without disrupting forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics investigation is time consuming and requires intimate interaction with the teams focused on data recovery and, if necessary, payment negotiation with the ransomware hacker. Ransomware forensics typically involve the review of logs, registry, Group Policy Object, Active Directory, DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to check for changes.
Activities involved with forensics include:
- Detach but avoid shutting off all possibly suspect devices from the network. This can require closing all RDP ports and Internet facing network-attached storage, changing admin credentials and user passwords, and implementing 2FA to protect backups.
- Capture forensically sound digital images of all exposed devices so the data restoration group can get started
- Save firewall, VPN, and additional critical logs as quickly as possible
- Identify the kind of ransomware used in the attack
- Inspect every computer and storage device on the system including cloud-hosted storage for signs of encryption
- Inventory all compromised devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware used in the attack
- Study logs and sessions to establish the timeline of the assault and to identify any possible lateral movement from the originally infected system
- Understand the attack vectors exploited to perpetrate the ransomware attack
- Look for the creation of executables surrounding the first encrypted files or network compromise
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Analyze email attachments
- Extract URLs from messages and check to see if they are malicious
- Provide detailed incident documentation to meet your insurance and compliance regulations
- Suggest recommended improvements to shore up cybersecurity vulnerabilities and enforce workflows that reduce the exposure to a future ransomware exploit
Progent has provided remote and on-premises IT services across the United States for over 20 years and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner designation in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's team of SMEs includes professionals who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies including Cisco networking, VMware, and major Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned industry-recognized certifications such as CISM, CISSP, and CRISC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This scope of skills allows Progent to salvage and consolidate the undamaged parts of your information system following a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them quickly into a functioning network. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance providers including Chubb to help businesses clean up after ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Expertise in Edmonton
To learn more information about ways Progent can assist your Edmonton organization with ransomware forensics analysis, call 1-800-462-8800 or visit Contact Progent.