Large-scale cyber attacks have debilitated energy markets, the meat industry, hospitals and even the global supply chain. Imagine how such a breach could wreak havoc on your business. Seem far-fetched? It's not. In fact, one study from IT security firm PurpleSec shows that ransomware, the most common weapon of attack that typically demands cryptocurrency in exchange for unlocking critical files, has jumped significantly in the last few years—41% in 2019 affecting 205,000 businesses. More from our friends, Westfield Insurance.