I found a neat little security program to protect against ransom-ware. It’s called RansomFree and is developed by a company called cybereason.
That’s it, it will run in the background monitoring for ransom-ware. You’ll notice some strange files on your root directory. RansomFree needs these to monitor for malware activity. There is an option to disable this if you don’t want those files but it will not work as efficiently.