Ransomware, an advanced malware that captures and encrypts your data, has had a long time to develop. Simple antivirus software isn’t enough anymore. This time last year, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paid $17,000 in ransom to regain access to its patient records. Although law enforcement and IT professionals got involved, the hospital determined that paying the hackers for an encryption key was the best solution at that time. Had the hospital been better prepared for a potential attack, a comprehensive backup solution could have restored the records without having to give into the hacker’s request for payment.