Recent surveys by CRA Business Intelligence paint a grim picture of security professionals bracing for the next ransomware attack. Their ability to detect and respond to malicious behavior early enough to prevent downtime and business disruption is moderate at best. Highly targeted sectors such as education, healthcare, and financial services particularly fear they will be the next victim and are on elevated alert. But organizations can do much to minimize their risk of attack and strengthen cyber resilience. This eBook explores CRA’s research and outlines specific measures security teams can take to achieve a robust ransomware defense, including how multi-signal managed detection and response (MDR) provides improved detection, 24/7 threat hunting and complete response for even the most advanced threats.