About a year ago, I helped pay out a ransomware case, which at that time was one of the largest of its kind .. Why? Because the company HAD to. They were completely unable to conduct any business unless they did. How were they completely locked down? Thats a different conversation, but the lessons learned might help you today. Over the weekend, the Ryuk ransomware strain was reported by ZDNet as the suspect malware in a cyber attack that caused printing and delivery disruptions for several major US newspapers over the weekend, Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune., the West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, which are printed at the Los Angeles Times’ Olympic printing plant in downtown Los Angeles. As ransomware becomes the weapon of choice, here are a few things you can do to make sure you don't find yourself in a shutdown, faced with paying out one of these monster ransoms.