As the healthcare system rapidly embraces digital information and Internet of Things (IoT) for connected care, the risk for cybersecurity breaches goes up. Other industries, including retail and financial services, have made headlines in recent years because of their vulnerabilities to cyber attackers, who are stealing credit card numbers and other private consumer information.

A recent BitSight Insights report found that healthcare organizations have both a high volume of security incidents and the slowest response time compared to other industries, with the average event duration being 5.3 days. The healthcare industry also saw the largest percentage increase in cybersecurity incidents from April 2013 to March 2014.