Companies and their employees are increasingly on edge about the prospect of being hacked.

Cyberattacks that have successfully targeted major corporations, government entities and health care systems have made people realize whatever security precautions they have been taking to protect sensitive information, they probably should be doing much more.

Health records which can be obtained from a health care providers or insurers are a particularly tempting target for hackers, since they provide a variety of information about the individual that cannot be changed: social security number, home address and sensitive medical information. All of these things are hot commodities on the black market that can be used for identity theft.

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