In recent years, ransomware has rocketed to the top of most feared attacks on an organization. Despite dozens of very high-profile ransomware outbreaks, organizations across the globe have continued to fall victim to ransomware. Some organizations refuse to pay the sometimes steep ransoms. Others capitulate to attackers’ demands and pay the ransom. All of them suffer ongoing damage to their reputations. With no signs of this threat abating anytime soon, there are a number of key steps that organizations need to take in order to minimize the chances that ransomware will freeze them out of critical assets. Here is how to make your security team more effective at the job of preventing ransomware.