Maybe it’s happened to someone you know, or maybe it’s already happened to you. You sit down to work, only to find that you can’t access your important files. Worse yet, a message appears on the screen to tell you that your data has been encrypted, and that you’ll only get the decryption key if you pay a significant ransom.
At this point, most people don’t know what to do. Business screeches to a halt while you search for advice, help, a way out. But the truth is, if you haven’t taken steps in advance to prepare for a ransomware attack, by the time it gets this far, you will likely just have to pay up.