Overview of Progent's Ransomware Settlement Negotiation Consulting in Fort Collins
Progent has experience negotiating ransomware settlements with threat actors. Negotiating an optimum settlement is a complicated activity that requires a combination of field experience, IT knowledge and business acumen. It also demands close co-operation with the victim's IT staff and the insurance carrier, if there is one. Since the number one goal of the ransomware target is fast recovery, it is critical to establish response groups that operate effectively, concurrently, and in close communication. Progent has the breadth of IT knowledge and the deep bench of personnel to complement your IT staff and recover your network environment quickly and affordably.
Services provided by Progent's ransomware negotiation team include:
In parallel with the settlement negotiations, Progent's ransomware staff can assist with:
- Determining the kind of ransomware used in the assault
- making contact with the hacker persona
- Assessing the likelihood of recovery
- Verifying the hacker's decryption capabilities
- Deciding on an acceptable settlement amount with the victim and the cyber insurance provider
- Negotiating a settlement and timeline with the threat actor
- Checking compliance with anti-money laundering laws
- Overseeing the crypto-currency transfer to the TA
- Acquiring, reviewing, and using the TA's decryption tool
- If necessary, contacting the threat actor for technical help with the decryptor utility
After the decryption utility has been mastered, Progent can assist you to restore physical and virtual devices and software services to their original state. Progent can also help you to perform a complete forensics analysis and create a report to deliver to the cyber insurance carrier. This document identifies cybersecurity vulnerabilities that need to be eliminated and recommends steps that should be taken to counter future ransomware assaults.
- Isolating affected endpoints to prevent further progress of the assault
- Creating replicas of each compromised device and data store to allow forensics in parallel with restoration
- Adding anti-virus agents to all clean endpoints
- Salvaging files from air-gapped restores or uncompromised machines
- Building a clean environment
- Mapping and connecting datastores to reflect precisely their pre-attack condition
Settling Exfiltration Ransoms
In addition to demanding payment for a decryption utility, current variants of crypto-ransomware like Ryuk, Maze, Netwalker, and Nephilim often attempt to exfiltrate information. TAs are then able to require a separate ransom in exchange for not publishing this information or selling it. Unfortunately, there is no method to be certain that exfiltrated data have been completely deleted by the hacker. Actually, in numerous instances the hacker has limited control over data custody. Paying an exfiltration ransom does not free you from the necessity of seeking the advice of privacy attorneys, performing an inventory of data were taken, and carrying out the required alerts to impacted entities. Generally, paying an exfiltration ransom is a waste.
Progent has delivered online and on-premises IT services throughout the U.S. for more than two decades and has earned Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity practice areas. Progent's team of subject matter experts includes professionals who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technology platforms including Cisco networking, VMware, and popular distributions of Linux. Progent's data security consultants have earned internationally recognized certifications such as CISM, CISSP-ISSAP, and CRISC. (See Progent's certifications). Progent also has guidance in financial and Enterprise Resource Planning software. This scope of skills gives Progent the ability to identify and consolidate the undamaged pieces of your information system following a ransomware intrusion and reconstruct them quickly into a functioning network. Progent has collaborated with top cyber insurance providers including Chubb to assist businesses recover from ransomware attacks.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Settlement Services in Fort Collins
To contact with Progent about ransomware settlement negotiation guidance in Fort Collins, phone Progent at 800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.