Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota, and St. Joseph Health System made the headlines recently with their million dollar settlements for their data breaches. This means there are a few more executives added to the ranks of those wishing they spent more time, attention and resources on security.

The topic of security continues to be a major healthcare industry pressure and is becoming a board-level agenda item. So why do security initiatives such as laptop encryption still seem to lack adequate funding, prioritization and support—until a breach or lawsuit occurs or HIPAA auditors demand change?

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