Overview of Progent's Ransomware Forensics Investigation and Reporting in Recife
Progent's ransomware forensics experts can preserve the system state after a ransomware assault and carry out a detailed forensics investigation without interfering with activity related to business resumption and data recovery. Your Recife business can utilize Progent's post-attack ransomware forensics report to block subsequent ransomware assaults, validate the restoration of lost data, and meet insurance and governmental reporting requirements.
Ransomware forensics investigation is aimed at tracking and describing the ransomware attack's storyline across the targeted network from beginning to end. This history of how a ransomware assault travelled within the network helps your IT staff to evaluate the damage and brings to light shortcomings in policies or work habits that should be corrected to prevent later break-ins. Forensics is commonly assigned a top priority by the insurance provider and is typically required by state and industry regulations. Because forensics can be time consuming, it is vital that other key recovery processes like operational resumption are executed in parallel. Progent maintains a large team of IT and security professionals with the skills needed to perform activities for containment, operational resumption, and data restoration without interfering with forensic analysis.
Ransomware forensics investigation is complex and requires close interaction with the groups focused on file recovery and, if necessary, payment negotiation with the ransomware Threat Actor. forensics typically require the review of logs, registry, Group Policy Object, Active Directory (AD), DNS servers, routers, firewalls, schedulers, and core Windows systems to look for changes.
Services involved with forensics analysis include:
- Disconnect without shutting down all possibly impacted devices from the system. This can involve closing all RDP ports and Internet connected network-attached storage, changing admin credentials and user PWs, and configuring two-factor authentication to secure your backups.
- Preserve forensically valid images of all suspect devices so your file recovery group can proceed
- Preserve firewall, VPN, and other critical logs as quickly as possible
- Identify the type of ransomware involved in the assault
- Examine every machine and data store on the network as well as cloud storage for signs of encryption
- Inventory all compromised devices
- Establish the kind of ransomware involved in the assault
- Review log activity and user sessions to establish the time frame of the ransomware attack and to identify any potential sideways movement from the originally infected system
- Understand the attack vectors used to perpetrate the ransomware assault
- Search for the creation of executables associated with the original encrypted files or system breach
- Parse Outlook PST files
- Examine email attachments
- Separate any URLs from email messages and determine if they are malware
- Provide extensive attack reporting to satisfy your insurance and compliance regulations
- Suggest recommended improvements to shore up security gaps and improve processes that reduce the exposure to a future ransomware exploit
Progent has delivered online and on-premises network services across the U.S. for over two decades and has been awarded Microsoft's Gold Partner certification in the Datacenter and Cloud Productivity competencies. Progent's roster of subject matter experts includes consultants who have been awarded advanced certifications in core technologies including Cisco networking, VMware, and major distributions of Linux. Progent's data security experts have earned prestigious certifications including CISA, CISSP, and CRISC. (Refer to Progent's certifications). Progent also offers guidance in financial and ERP software. This broad array of expertise allows Progent to identify and integrate the undamaged pieces of your IT environment following a ransomware assault and rebuild them quickly into a viable system. Progent has collaborated with leading insurance providers like Chubb to help organizations recover from ransomware assaults.
Contact Progent about Ransomware Forensics Services in Recife
To learn more about ways Progent can assist your Recife organization with ransomware forensics investigation, call 1-800-993-9400 or see Contact Progent.