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Federal Friday - 11.7.14 - Up in the Clouds...

Happy Friday, Federal friends! I hope everyone had a festive Halloween! According to the commercials I've been seeing on starting on 11/1 I guess we're skipping Thanksgiving this year and jumping right into the Holiday Season... So the time has finally come, Fed is…

Mo Monday's at Rapid7 - Movember Week 1

Okay, okay... technically it's Tuesday. We had a few member's of our Herd out of the office yesterday which delayed the debut of the facial follicle fortitude that is needed to join the Rapid7 Moosestaches for Movember. Movember, for those of you who don't know,…

Federal Friday - 10.24.14 - NCSAM Week 4

Happy Friday, Federal friends! Can anyone else believe next week is Halloween? Feels like only yesterday I was talking about the start of the MLB season and now we're through 2 games of the World Series...So this week is the 4th week of National…

Federal Friday - 10.17.14 - Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Happy Friday, Federal friends. I hope the 2nd full week of FY15 is going well for you. Feels like we have the last 2 warm days of the year coming up this weekend thanks in part to this little graphic from NOAA.October, one of…

Federal Friday - 10.3.14 - Happy (Fiscal) New Year

Happy Friday, Federal Friends! Something seems a little different this year than last year, can't quite put my finger on it though...So, being that we all just made it through another roller coaster of a FY I wanted to keep today fairly light. Just…

Federal Friday - 9.26.14 - Shell Shocked and Bashed

Happy Friday, Federal Friends! Having a relatively quiet week? Just looking forward to a quiet end to FY14? Riiiiiiiiight, same here....Most of you probably had an interesting 2nd half of the week just as we are. Like a judge at the Olympics, DHS has…

Federal Friday - 9.19.14 - Talk Like A Pirate Day Edition

Arrrrrg! Happy Friday, Federal Mateys!  Th' air be crisp 'n th' leaves be turnin' in New England, which means ‘tis almost the hour to strap on me skis!Another week has gone by 'n another breach be bein' reported by FireEye. Arrrgh mateys,…

Federal Friday - 9.5.14 - Keeping 3rd Parties Honest

Happy Friday, Federal friends! I hope all of you enjoyed the nice long Labor Day weekend, and the short week to follow. I happily took last week off as well, maximizing the effect of the "long" weekend effect. Additionally, a group of 25 Rapid7 Moose…

Federal Friday - 8.22.14 - A Sensitive Cloud and Some Additional Strategy

Happy Friday, Federal Friends! Do you hear that? That sound you're hearing is the collective high-five every adult with children just gave each other in celebration of "Back to School." For those of you who's summah is coming to a close, I hope it has…

Federal Friday - 8.8.14 - Military Strategy in Cybersecurity

Happy Friday, Federal friends! I hope that you folks out in the desert are having a blast at BlackHat, B-Sides and DEFCON. It sounds like it's been a great week out there, mostly because it's been so quiet back here in HQ.Speaking of BlackHat;…

Federal Friday - 8.1.14 - Threat Sharing and Cybersecurity Myths

Happy Friday, Federal friends! After a brief hiatus, due to an epic travel day last Friday, I'm baaaaaack. Welcome to the dog-days of summer everyone. School is around the corner, and better yet we're only 62 days away from the unofficial start to ski season.…

Federal Friday - 7.18.14 - Mobile Movement

Happy Friday, Federal friends! The Midsummer classic is behind us which means we're heading into the dog-days of summer. I hope you all have some nice quality time planned with your families so you can get out and enjoy the weather, especially with the Winter…

Federal Friday - 7.11.14 - Buying Agile

Happy Friday, Federal friends! Due to the heavy amount of CDM paperwork I've had to do this week I'm going to keep today's blog very short.As we forge ahead into the spending spree that is Q4 of FY14, it's important to know how to…

Federal Friday - 7.4.14 - A Special Thursday Edition

Breaking News: HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! I hope all of you out there enjoy the long weekend with your friends, family fireworks and some delicious BBQ. See you again next week!…

Federal Friday - 6.27.14 - A Clash of Cultures

Happy Friday, Federal Friends! Welcome to the weekend, and for those of you who are out next week, happy Fourth of July.There was a great, short, read from the Washington Post this week about a talk given given by CIA CIO Doug Wolfe at…

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