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Report: 240,000 healthcare records were breached last month

Chris Bing
October 19, 2016 | CyberScoop

A total of 246,876 U.S. healthcare patient records were breached last month alone, according to data gathered by tech firm Protenus. The new report finds that a significant portion of recent breaches were caused by insiders rather than external cyberattacks like ransomware, a malware variant that has become nearly synonymous with the larger healthcare industry.

October 2016 Oracle Critical Patch Update Recognizes Foreground Analyst

October 18, 2016

The Oracle Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2016 recognizes Foreground analyst Adam Willard as a Security-In-Depth Contributor and an On-Line Presence Security Contributor addressed in the CPU. That makes thirteen (13) CPUs that have recognized Willard.

Why It’s Always Cyber Hunting Season (& What To Do About It)

To stop today's most capable and persistent adversaries, security organizations must rely less on tools and more on human analysis.

Today’s cyber threats are attacking networks, disrupting businesses, and covertly stealing intellectual property that can only be found through one proven method: proactively hunting for them. Too many organizations rely on automated tools or "magic bullet" security technologies that detect threats using known signatures, rules or malware "sandboxing" concepts – but this is not enough to stop the most capable attackers who cause significant damage and data loss.

Tighter security, more hands needed post-OPM, security pros say

A number of security procedures need to be amended and personnel with more advanced skills need to be hired since cyberthreats can no longer be detected by technology alone.

These are a few of the responses we received after our story posted yesterday on a congressional report released on Wednesday slamming the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for its failure to protect the data housed in its databases.

Adobe Recognizes RFS Pen Tester in Recent Hotfix Bulletin

Adobe would like to thank the following individuals for reporting these issues and for working with Adobe to help protect our customers:

  • Adam Willard of Raytheon Foreground Security (CVE-2016-4168)