As the WannaCry and, most recently, the Petya 2.0 attacks have shown, ransomware viruses are the latest evolution in cyberattacks that have the potential to devastate businesses worldwide.

Gone are the days when hackers would break into a company’s computer system merely to wreak havoc. Now, substantial sums of money are at stake, and cybercriminals are creating smarter viruses that are becoming harder to stop—particularly if you don’t have the right safeguards in place.

WannaCry was unleashed…