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Cybersecurity Incident Response & Remediation

AlphaResponse is our Immediate Incident Response and Remediation Service. We can have hands on keyboards within an hour. We will work around the clock to get your business back up and running, fast. 

Incident Response Services

When you enlist our AlphaResponse elite force, we will:

  • Identify the attack
  • Minimize its effect
  • Contain the damage
  • Identify the origin of the attack
  • Make recommendations to reduce the risk of future attacks
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Blue Team Alpha follows a rigorous incident response methodology that includes:

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Situation Evaluation

  • Assist and support development of action plan-based business environment, business operations, business needs, resource availability, and current state of environment
  • Preliminary analysis of email service
  • Preliminary analysis of all hardware devices
  • Determine the logs available for harvesting, retention, and review
  • Determine the size and date range of logs to audit
  • Conduct preliminary analysis of logs
  • Determine adversary lateral movement vectors within the environment
  • Monitor Incident Response tooling to identify currently unknown adversary implants and persistence capabilities
  • Assist in harvesting and preservation of logs
  • Provide technical advice
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Identification and Analysis of Cyber Attack

  • Perform analysis on email service configurations and logs
  • Perform analysis on hardware configurations and logs
  • Perform custom queries on all endpoints to identify any malicious behaviors
  • Perform analysis on suspicious behaviors identified using industry-vetted watchlists and threat profiles
  • Review current configurations for network architecture device(s) such as switches, routers, firewalls, and other identified hardware
  • Provide technical advice
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Containment of Cyber Attack

  • Monitor tooling for malicious code and suspicious behavior
  • Monitor email service for attempted rouge logins
  • Implement white-list(s) and black-list(s) to limit or prevent adversary activity
  • Execute (with client authorization) necessitated password resets for network and application(s)
  • Maintain accurate count of hosts with threat-hunting tooling installed and compare to validated assets lists to prevent gaps
  • Execute approved configuration changes
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Eradication of Threat Actor

  • Manage coverage of Incident Response tooling and implement policies to prevent malicious binary from executing
  • Remediation of malicious binaries
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Recovery of Machines and Network

  • Assist/support rebuilding, re-imaging, bringing machines back online and connected to the network
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Post Incident Debrief

  • Create final report
  • Gather all relevant data, findings, and information related to the incident
  • Present to client and any other appropriate parties
Blue Team Alpha - First 5 Things You Need To Do
The first 5 things you need to do when you're a victim of a ransomware attack.

Additional Incident Response Services

In addition to the above services, we can also assist with:

  • Ransomware negotiation
  • Bitcoin acquisition
  • Forensic investigation

Possible Indicators of a Cybersecurity Incident

  • Suspicious/unexpected money transfer
  • Suspicious/unexpected vendor account change request
  • Multiple failed login attempts (brute force)
  • Abnormal remote login sessions
  • Unauthorized email forwarding rules
  • Logins from an unfamiliar domain
  • Unopenable files
  • Abnormal information system behavior
  • Increased quantity and quality of phishing attempts
  • Duplicate Invoice complaints from multiple customers

Most Common Types of Cyber Attacks

There are two common attack vectors that we encounter repeatedly, business email compromise (BEC) and ransomware.

In a business email compromise the threat actor intercepts email communication between company and vendor, or company and client, and interjects their banking information into the conversation, impersonating the requester of funds. The end result is the threat actor gets funds intended for someone else.

In a ransomware attack the threat actor encrypts the company’s data, often after exfiltrating the data for further use, and then demands payment to decrypt the data. It’s important to note that, even if paid, there is no guarantee that the decryption will be successful or that the threat actor will release the data.

Ransomware is more commonly in the media due to the very public impact a ransomware attack has on a company. However, BEC’s tend to have a larger overall impact.

Blue Team Alpha can assist in both cases. In a business email compromise, we can help recover some, if not all, of the funds that were sent to the threat actor. In ransomware cases we make every effort to recover a company’s data and not pay the ransom. If, there is no other choice but to pay the ransom, our partners can handle the negotiation, communication, and payment to the threat actor.

As your security partner, Blue Team Alpha works to restore your network and information systems as quickly as possible. In some instances, it is a matter of days. Getting your company back on its feet and servicing your customers is our first priority

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