Ransomware Hot Line: 800-462-8800
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Ransomware needs time to steal its way across a network. Because of this, ransomware assaults are typically launched on weekends and late at night, when support personnel may be slower to recognize a breach and are least able to mount a rapid and forceful response. The more lateral progress ransomware can achieve within a victim's network, the more time it takes to restore basic IT services and scrambled files and the more information can be stolen and posted to the dark web.
Progent's Ransomware Hot Line is intended to help organizations to carry out the time-critical first phase in mitigating a ransomware attack by containing the malware. Progent's remote ransomware engineer can help organizations in the Liverpool area to identify and quarantine infected servers and endpoints and guard clean resources from being compromised.
If your system has been penetrated by any strain of ransomware, don't panic. Get help quickly by calling Progent's Ransomware Hot Line at 800-462-8800.
Progent's Ransomware Response Services Available in Liverpool
Modern variants of ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, DopplePaymer, and Egregor encrypt online files and invade any available system restores and backups. Data synched to the cloud can also be corrupted. For a vulnerable network, this can make system recovery almost impossible and basically knocks the IT system back to the beginning. Threat Actors (TAs), the hackers responsible for ransomware assault, demand a ransom fee for the decryption tools required to recover scrambled files. Ransomware attacks also try to steal (or "exfiltrate") files and hackers demand an extra settlement for not publishing this information or selling it. Even if you can rollback your system to an acceptable point in time, exfiltration can pose a big issue according to the sensitivity of the stolen information.
The restoration work after a ransomware penetration has a number of distinct stages, most of which can proceed in parallel if the response workgroup has enough members with the required skill sets.
- Containment: This urgent initial step requires blocking the sideways progress of ransomware within your network. The longer a ransomware attack is permitted to go unrestricted, the longer and more costly the restoration process. Recognizing this, Progent maintains a 24x7 Ransomware Hotline staffed by seasoned ransomware response experts. Quarantine processes consist of isolating infected endpoints from the network to block the contagion, documenting the IT system, and securing entry points.
- System continuity: This involves restoring the IT system to a minimal acceptable level of capability with the shortest possible downtime. This effort is usually the highest priority for the victims of the ransomware attack, who often perceive it to be an existential issue for their business. This project also demands the broadest array of IT skills that span domain controllers, DHCP servers, physical and virtual machines, PCs, notebooks and mobile phones, databases, productivity and mission-critical applications, network architecture, and secure remote access management. Progent's ransomware recovery experts use advanced collaboration tools to organize the complicated recovery effort. Progent understands the importance of working quickly, tirelessly, and in unison with a client's management and IT group to prioritize activity and to get vital resources on line again as fast as possible.
- Data restoration: The effort required to recover files damaged by a ransomware attack varies according to the condition of the systems, the number of files that are affected, and which recovery techniques are required. Ransomware assaults can destroy key databases which, if not carefully closed, may need to be reconstructed from the beginning. This can apply to DNS and Active Directory (AD) databases. Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server depend on Active Directory, and many ERP and other mission-critical platforms are powered by Microsoft SQL Server. Some detective work may be needed to locate clean data. For example, undamaged OST files (Outlook Email Offline Folder Files) may exist on staff desktop computers and notebooks that were off line during the assault.
- Setting up modern AV/ransomware defense: ProSight ASM gives small and mid-sized businesses the benefits of the same anti-virus technology deployed by many of the world's biggest corporations including Walmart, Citi, and NASDAQ. By providing in-line malware blocking, identification, containment, repair and analysis in one integrated platform, Progent's ASM cuts total cost of ownership, streamlines management, and promotes rapid resumption of operations. The next-generation endpoint protection engine built into in Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring was listed by Gartner Group as the "most visionary Endpoint Protection Platform." Read about Progent's ProSight Active Security Monitoring endpoint protection and ransomware defense.
- Negotiation with the threat actor (TA): Progent is experienced in negotiating settlements with hackers. This calls for close co-operation with the victim and the insurance provider, if there is one. Services include establishing the kind of ransomware used in the assault; identifying and establishing communications the hacker; testing decryption capabilities; budgeting a settlement with the victim and the insurance provider; establishing a settlement and schedule with the hacker; confirming compliance with anti-money laundering (AML) sanctions; carrying out the crypto-currency transfer to the hacker; receiving, learning, and using the decryption utility; troubleshooting failed files; creating a pristine environment; mapping and connecting drives to match exactly their pre-attack state; and recovering physical and virtual devices and software services.
- Forensic analysis: This activity involves learning the ransomware attack's progress across the network from start to finish. This history of how a ransomware attack travelled within the network helps you to assess the damage and highlights shortcomings in rules or work habits that should be corrected to prevent future break-ins. Forensics involves the review of all logs, registry, GPO, Active Directory, DNS, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and basic Windows systems to check for anomalies. Forensics is typically given a top priority by the insurance carrier. Since forensics can take time, it is critical that other key activities like business resumption are executed in parallel. Progent maintains an extensive roster of IT and data security experts with the knowledge and experience needed to carry out the work of containment, business resumption, and data restoration without disrupting forensics.
Progent has provided remote and onsite IT services throughout the U.S. for more than 20 years and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's team of subject matter experts (SBEs) includes professionals who have been awarded high-level certifications in core technologies including Cisco infrastructure, VMware, and major Linux distros. Progent's cybersecurity experts have earned prestigious certifications including CISA, CISSP-ISSAP, and GIAC. (See certifications earned by Progent consultants). Progent also offers top-tier support in financial and ERP applications. This broad array of expertise gives Progent the ability to salvage and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your IT environment following a ransomware intrusion and rebuild them rapidly into a functioning system. Progent has worked with top insurance providers including Chubb to help organizations clean up after ransomware attacks.
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