It’s no secret why the healthcare industry is such a prime target for security attacks: patient personal and health information are valuable data.

And, when it comes to data breaches, it’s not just patient information that’s attractive. Data on employees is just as valuable, and its loss can be just as damaging. Consider the case of the provider Lincare Holdings whose employees filed a class-action lawsuit against the organization, claiming negligence with regard to their personally identifiable information.

Beyond being an attractive target, healthcare is likely more vulnerable to attack: industries like financial services and the federal government, have devoted more than 12% of their IT budgets to cyber security, while healthcare averages just half this figure. Continue reading on Becker Hospital Review.