ECQ provides compromise assessment service through evaluation of a client's environment to determine if they have been compromised and to identify the extent of the breach. The following explains the steps involved in a compromise assessment service.

ECQ delivers a compromise assessment service that not only identifies and addresses existing compromises but also helps the client improve their overall security posture and reduce the risk of future breaches.

Initial Consultation and Scoping
Data Collection and Analysis
Preparation and Planning
Incident Validation and Containment
Root Cause Analysis and Remediation
Reporting and Documentation
Post-Assessment Support and Monitoring

Meet with the client to understand their concerns and the extent of the suspected compromise.

Gather information about the client's infrastructure, including network diagrams, asset inventories, and access controls. Define the scope of the assessment, including systems, networks, and data repositories to be examined.

Collect and analyze relevant data, including system logs, network traffic, and endpoint artifacts. ECQ installs ThreatSonar agent to all the workstations and servers to scan and search for artifacts, threats, or hacking tools.

Use advanced threat hunting techniques to search for signs of compromise, such as suspicious processes, network connections, and file activities.

Analyze the collected data to identify indicators of compromise (IOCs), unusual patterns, and potential attack vectors.

Develop a detailed plan and timeline for the assessment, including objectives, milestones, and deliverables.

Assemble a team of skilled professionals with experience in incident response, digital forensics, and threat hunting.

Obtain the necessary access credentials, permissions, and tools required for the assessment.

Validate identified incidents by correlating them with known IOCs, threat intelligence, and historical data.

If a compromise is confirmed, work with the client to contain the incident and prevent further damage.

Implement short-term remediation measures, such as isolating affected systems, blocking malicious IP addresses, and resetting compromised credentials.

Conduct a root cause analysis to determine how the breach occurred and identify any vulnerabilities or weaknesses in the client's security posture.

Develop a comprehensive remediation plan that addresses these vulnerabilities and weaknesses, including patching, updating security configurations, and implementing additional security controls.

Work with the client to implement the remediation plan and ensure that all necessary actions are taken to prevent future incidents.

Prepare a detailed report of the assessment findings, including the scope, methodology, identified compromises, root causes, and recommended remediation actions.

Present the report to the client and discuss the findings, ensuring they understand the implications and necessary steps for recovery.

Document all activities, decisions, and changes made during the assessment process for future reference and audit purposes.

Provide ongoing support to the client as they work to implement the recommended remediation actions, addressing any questions or concerns that may arise.

Monitor the client’s environment for a defined period to ensure that the implemented measures are effective in preventing further incidents.

Conduct periodic follow-up assessments to verify the ongoing security and integrity of the client’s systems and networks.

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Initial Consultation and Scoping