The following article by Mark Lanterman of 360's sister company, Computer Forensic Services, is a great place to start. Recent reports from within the U.S. Government identify over $400 million in known ransomware payments made in 2020 in the United States alone. This number has increased to approximately $590 million in the first half of 2021 alone!! Moreover, attacks on schools and smaller businesses are also on the rise due to the risk of inadequate information and cyber security programs. Take this threat seriously and get informed.
Mark Lanterman's article for the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI):