WannaCry. Petya. CryptoLocker. Millions of machines across thousands of corporations have been infected with ransomware over the last two years. At its core, ransomware is a type of malware, typically started via clicking a phishing link in an email, which then encrypts critical files and systems on the infected machines, while attempting to spread to other connected systems. Some variants target industries like healthcare, some target companies connected to a country, like the Ukraine, and some try and spread as wide as possible. All are designed to cripple the infected company by demanding bitcoin in return for the decryption keys. Without those keys it is effectively impossible to get back to full functionality in any reasonable period of time. Knowing that much of an organizations risk sits between the keyboard and the chair – yes, your people. There are some solid options to explore before, during, and after an attack to protect your organization and your worker’s productivity.