2017 was called the year of ransomware, but ransomware is showing no signs of slowing down. Ransomware is expected to be an even greater threat to companies and their data this year. Ransomware is malicious code that encrypts valuable data on the computers it infects. Ransomware has been designed to encrypt common work product such as Microsoft Office files and PDFs, as well as important personal files such as family photos. Most ransomware encrypts hundreds of different file types, and some can encrypt databases or application files for critical systems such as ERP or medical record systems.