Cybersecurity and data breaches have been in public spotlight in the past several years as a result of recurring cyber-attacks on numerous organizations, business, its customers and communities in general. Media have been actively discussing cybersecurity trends and looking at the rise of identity technologies and web intelligence.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, more than 170 million American health records have been exposed since 2009. Such exposures lead to data breaches, causing the healthcare industry losses exceeding $5 billion per year.
Recent hacks of hospitals and infiltrations into healthcare providers’ computer systems evidenced that healthcare organizations are largely unprepared to protect patient information against the continuously developing landscape of cyber threats.