With nearly 100 million healthcare records compromised in just the first half of last year, IBM called 2015 the year of the healthcare security breach in a recent Security Trends in the Healthcare Industry report.

This report illustrates that high financial gain is one factor attracting attackers to the healthcare sector. Another reason is the various attack vectors available through the healthcare industry’s widespread use of legacy systems and dated technology which increases the likelihood for successful proven and reliable attack methods.

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