In healthcare encryption is not only best practice- it’s mandated by law. Massive fines have been levied against organizations of all sizes because of unencrypted devices and data. Encryption plays a key role in any security strategy, but lags behind in its application. The defenses against a cyberattack will continue to be tested and the inevitable will happen. It’s not if, but when a data breach or theft occurs. Encryption provides that last line of defense and protects the data in whatever environment a new technology is deployed.