Ransomware Recovery

Your system just got hit with a ransomware attack and your files are now locked up. How do you respond to this cyber-extortion?

John Reed Stark Consulting will investigate the severity of the attack and work to reverse-engineer the malware that has taken control of your data and enable you to recover it. And in cases where a particular ransomware attack cannot be fully mitigated, we can broker and validate a solution that minimizes the cost of recovery and prevents further extortion from the attacker. We can also remediate the situation -- by developing and implementing a containment plan to isolate any additional infections and providing strategic recommendations to prevent further ransomware attacks and otherwise mitigate their impact.

For its ransomware services, John Reed Stark Consulting LLC partners with The Crypsis Group, an extraordinary team of leading experts and incident responders who have significant experience in investigations, computer forensics and information security. Accomplished authors, educators, and speakers on digital forensics and network security, The Crypsis Group has investigated and advised legal teams on some of the highest profile data breaches in recent times and specializes in situations involving Ransomware.

The collaboration of John Reed Stark Consulting and the Crypsis Group dates back to when John Reed Stark, now President of John Reed Stark Consulting, served as head of the D.C. office of Stroz Friedberg, a global data breach response firm and Bret Padres, now Crypsis’s CEO, led Stroz Friedberg’s digital forensics and data breach response services.

Learn More

For more information about John Reed Stark’s capabilities and expertise, review his recent articles and webcasts on ransomware in his Publications and in his blog, entitled Stark on IR. A few relevant samples include:

Article: | Ransomware Payment: Legality, Logistics, Mitigation, Insurance and Proof of Life

Article: | The Risk in Making a Ransomware Payment

About John Reed Stark

John Reed Stark's Profile Image John Reed Stark President of John Reed Consulting LLC. Served for 15 years as an SEC enforcement attorney leading cyber-related projects, investigations and enforcement actions; For 11 years as Founder/Chief of SEC Office of Internet Enforcement; For 15 years as Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law School teaching cyber law; For 10 years as a Guest Instructor at the FBI Academy; For 5+ years as Managing Director (three as head of the Washington, D.C. office) of Stroz, Friedberg, a global digital risk management firm, leading cybersecurity, incident response and digital compliance engagements for corporations. Appointed since 2017 as Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University Law School teaching law of cybersecurity and data breach response. Author of The Cybersecurity Due Diligence Handbook.