Make backups to reduce the threat from ransomware

A 2018 ransomware attack against the City of Atlanta highlighted the risks of this form of malware, which encrypts your data and holds the decryption key hostage until you pay a fee. It’s possible to reduce ransomware’s impact by making regular backups, either locally or in the cloud, so you can fall back on a clean copy of your files and programs if the current ones are unreachable.