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Metasploit Wrapup

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy As we near the end of the year we must express appreciation for the Metasploit community as a whole. Each contribution is valuable, be it an exploit for the latest vulnerability, documentation, spelling corrections, or anything in between.…

Prepare for Battle: Let’s Build an Incident Response Plan (Part 3)

Now, it’s time for the fun stuff. While an incident response plan review may feel like practicing moves on a wooden dummy, stress testing should feel more like Donnie Yen fighting ten people for bags of rice in Ip Man…

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality: What Now?

This week, Rapid7 hosted an event with Massachusetts’ Edward J. Markey and a number of Boston’s technology and business leaders to protest the likely repeal of net neutrality. Our CEO, Corey Thomas, details Rapid7's position on the much-debated topic of net neutrality in this…

Attention Humans: The ROBOT Attack

What’s the ROBOT Attack? On the afternoon of December 12, researchers Hanno Böck, Juraj Somorovskym and Craig Young published a paper, website, testing tool, and CTF at robotattack.org detailing a padding oracle attack that affects the way cryptography is handled on secure websites.…

Creating a Risk-Based Vulnerability Management Program for GDPR with InsightVM

The General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) deadline in 2018 is rapidly approaching, and as companies prepare for GDPR compliance, they’re facing a struggle that’s plagued every security program for years: how to quantify that nebulous, scary thing called “risk.” GDPR compliance specifically…

6 Best Practices for Effective IT Troubleshooting

System monitoring and troubleshooting can be a time-consuming and frustrating activity. It’s not unusual for IT folks to spend hours finding and fixing a problem that could have been resolved in 10 minutes had better troubleshooting tools and processes been in place. Improving IT…

Patch Tuesday - December 2017

No big surprises from Microsoft this month, with 70% of the 34 vulnerabilities addressed being web browser defects. Most of these are Critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities, so administrators should prioritize patching client workstations. It doesn't take sophisticated social engineering tactics to convince most…

The Magic Behind Rapid7 Managed Application Security Services

When I was younger, one of my favorite gifts was a magic kit. My dad did magic tricks with cards and rope, and whenever I asked how he did it, he’d say, “A magician never tells his secrets.” Part of why I loved that…

Metasploit Wrapup

Have you ever been on a conference call where you really wished you could take command of the situation? With Metasploit Framework and the new Polycom HDX exploit, you can (if given permission by the owner of the device, that is)! If teleconferencing isn't your…

Prepare for Battle: Let’s Build an Incident Response Plan (Part 2)

In Part 1, we covered key considerations when drafting an incident response plan. Here, we'll cover the best way to get buy-in from key company stakeholders...…

CVE-2017-10151: What You Need to Know About the Oracle Identity Manager Vulnerability

I have Oracle Identity Manager running in my environment. What's going on? Am I vulnerable? Recently, we’ve been getting more than a few questions about the Oracle Identity Manager vulnerability (CVE-2017-10151), which was rated by Oracle with the most critical CVSS score of 10.…

Featured Research

National Exposure Index 2017

The National Exposure Index is an exploration of data derived from Project Sonar, Rapid7's security research project that gains insights into global exposure to common vulnerabilities through internet-wide surveys.

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Toolkit

Make Your SIEM Project a Success with Rapid7

In this toolkit, get access to Gartner's report “Overcoming Common Causes for SIEM Solution Deployment Failures,” which details why organizations are struggling to unify their data and find answers from it. Also get the Rapid7 companion guide with helpful recommendations on approaching your SIEM needs.

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Podcast

Security Nation

Security Nation is a podcast dedicated to covering all things infosec – from what's making headlines to practical tips for organizations looking to improve their own security programs. Host Kyle Flaherty has been knee–deep in the security sector for nearly two decades. At Rapid7 he leads a solutions-focused team with the mission of helping security professionals do their jobs.

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