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Availability of Metasploit Community & Metasploit Pro trials outside US & Canada

Due to changes in regulatory requirements that are applicable to Metasploit (Pro and Community) and similar products, as of Sunday, April 19, 2015, individuals outside of the US and Canada who would like to use Metasploit Pro or the Metasploit Community Edition will need to…

The Return of Rapid7 Rapid Fire: A spirited infosec debate, round 3

The topics: Controversial. The answers: Unfiltered. The alcohol: Plentiful. I'm talking about Rapid7 Rapid Fire -- it's happening for a third time this June in Boston. Bonus: This year, It's totally free and open to the public, so please join us! What is it? It's…

Feelin' good about the future: BSides Austin & SXSW 2015 roundup

I've been at South by South West (SXSW) for the past five days here in Austin, Texas. After several days of non-stop marketing and media bombardment, and more overstimulation than my brain can handle, I'm sitting down for what seems like the first time in…

#DFIRchat - Join our Incident Response Tweetchat Monday March 9, 3:30pm ET

Who you gonna call? How to work effectively with Incident Response teams and processes - A Tweetchat (#DFIRchat) No matter if have a semi-formalized process, an internal Incident Response team, or rely on an external partner, when there's a potential crisis on the horizon, there…

BSides Austin & #SXSW2015: The Internet of Things, Privacy & What's Next in InfoSec

Rapid7 will be at Bsides Austin this year on March 12 & 13. We'll be doing demos, showing off some Metasploit goodness, and talking to cool people like yourselves! If you're looking for more info about what we do -- and yes, if you're interested…

How a breached vendor impacts your organization's security - this week's Whiteboard Wednesday

The traditional concept of the security perimeter is long-outdated, and as recent headline-grabbing data breaches have shown, we must also monitor to the corporate supply chain as a source of potential security issues down the road. And as business systems become increasingly interconnected, the risks…

Empowering practitioners, exposing Skeleton Key

This week, the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) disclosed that it discovered a strain of malware that can bypass single-factor authentication on Microsoft Active Directory (AD) systems to access various remote access services while authenticated as any user. The research team discovered this malware,…

Re: "Sandbox: Welcome to the Rapid7 Security Street" email -- delete it & then please read this

Dear Rapid7 Community Members, Earlier today (December 29), some of you may have received an email from support (at) rapid7 (dot) com, and signed by me, titled: "Sandbox: Welcome to the Rapid7 Security Street," with a message and link about completing registration.  Please disregard…

Wishing you happy holidays & a happy new year! From all of us at Rapid7

It's been an interesting year in our industry—and as 2014 draws to a close, we here at Rapid7 wanted to take a few moments to say a big THANK YOU to our customers, our partners, and to the wonderful security community that we're…

2014 InfoSec retrospective, predictions for 2015

It's that time of year: We take stock of the year that was, and look to what's coming next. I thought it would be interesting to turn to various experts within Rapid7 for their own musings on how security, as an industry, did in the…

Your photo == $ for Médecins Sans Frontières today (#GivingTuesday & #MSF4MSF)

A quick reminder that today is #GivingTuesday, and that means we at Rapid7 are making $5 donations to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) for every selfie on social media tagged #MSF4MSF—double that if your selfie shows off your Rapid7 gear. Why? Full information…

Giving back on #GivingTuesday: #MSF4MSF

With so much emphasis on shopping this time of year, there's also been a growing movement to encourage giving to charitable causes. This movement, started in part by the United Nations Foundation, is called Giving Tuesday—and this year it's December 2. To participate, people…

The Anatomy of a Credit Card Breach: Whiteboard Wednesday [VIDEO]

The onset of the holiday season means lots of stores preparing for the inevitable shopping rush. While these retailers keep fingers crossed that customers make this season quite merry and bright, attackers also have high hopes for the season -- for lots of new credit…

WinShock (CVE-2014-6321) - what is it & how to remediate - Whiteboard Wednesday [VIDEO]

This month's Patch Tuesday disclosed vulnerability CVE-2014-6321, dubbed by some as "WinShock," and it's getting some major attention. Our Security Engineer Justin Pagano gives a rundown of this vulnerability with the information we have today—what it is, what it affects, and how you…

The difference between an IPS & IDS - Whiteboard Wednesday [VIDEO]

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) -- sometimes these acronyms are used a bit interchangeably, so we wanted to take a moment to clarify their differences and how these systems can be useful in your environment. Whiteboard Wednesday: IPS and IDS: What's…

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