Ransomware is a growing multi-billion-dollar threat to modern businesses: a business’ critical data is encrypted to prevent access to files, databases, and applications. The attacker then demands a ransom from the business to restore access. The average small business spends $879,582 recovering from a cyber attack. CryptoStopperTM is a ransomware-protection business that uses deception technology to automatically detect and stop ransomware attacks — “decoy” or Watcher files are deployed throughout a network to exterminate attacks before damage is done. These Watcher files are quick to install, fast acting, always watching, signature-less, and cannot be avoided by cyber attacks. This software safeguards one of the most valuable assets of a modern small or medium-sized company, its data.