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Rapid7 Blog

Patrick Hellen  



Introducing the Rapid7 Retail Store!

SecurityStreet!It's your friendly neighborhood Community Manager here, introducing the all new Rapid7 Retail Store.Now you can buy our popular T-shirts, polos, onesies, hats, golf towels, etc., from the comfort of your own home. While you'll still have to stand in lines at various…

Whiteboard Wednesday - Pen Testing for Productivity

This week's Whiteboard Wednesday finds Chris Kirsch, our Senior Product Marketing Manager for Metasploit, explaining how productivity features within pen testing tools can save you some significant time.We here at Rapid7 obviously love open source products, but a common issue with most of them…

How to Save 140 Hours a Month on Vulnerability Management

Welcome back, Whiteboard Wednesday Fans!Were you able to check out our Whiteboard Wednesday last week? Our very own Bill Bradley discusses how you can significantly cut down on the time spent on vulnerability management every month. Specifically, he discusses the various technologies that exist…

Free Information Security Tools: The Best Free Tools of 2013?

Welcome to 2014!It's a brand new and shiny year, filled with resolutions and promises, and things you'll pretty much abandon by mid February. We here at Rapid7 figured that we might try to impart some helpful knowledge on items you WILL use and adopt…

Security Lessons Learned in 2013 - The Year of Deception Based Attacks

Over the course of the year 2013, the security industry witnessed several high profile mega-breaches, targeting large organizations like Target and Neiman Marcus during the Christmas season, where both activity and spending is at its year-long peak.The interesting trend from not only these attacks,…

Security Guide - Evading Anti-Virus Detection

Here on SecurityStreet, we get a lot of questions regarding penetration testing and how to evade various Anti-Virus programs detecting the work you're doing. Still, if you can't actually run a fully functional test, then you can't mimic the real world conditions that an attacker…

PCI DSS v3.0 - Rapid7's Guide to PCI Compliance.

If you're one of the many businesses that have to be PCI Compliant, the latest changes that are coming out in 3.0 are probably of great interest to you.  Thankfully, we here at Rapid7 want to make the transition easier, so we present…

Hashtags and Headphones: ALL THE WINNERS!

Security Peoples,Your favorite Community Manager here again, following up on our Hashtag/Tshirt contest: Hashtags and Headphones.We've chosen two winners for this contest, and we will be shipping a pair of Beats by Dre Headphones out to these lucky folks right away.Those…

Nightmare on Pwn Street

We've gone a little Halloween-crazy this year over here at Rapid7 Towers. Check out this week's Whiteboard Wednesday video to hear how organizations are like the protagonists of horror movies; making decisions that may ultimately make them vulnerable to attack. In addition, while we were…

Whiteboard Wednesday - Dread Methodology

This week's Whiteboard Wednesday is on DREAD as a reporting methodology as it pertains to penetration testing. Rene Aguero, Senior Sales Engineer for Rapid7 will dive into the DREAD and why he thinks that every pen tester should use DREAD as a reporting methodology when…

Putting the Fax Straight: Rapid7.com and Metasploit.com Website Defacement

We want to share a short update regarding the defacement of Rapid7.com and Metasploit.com last week. A malicious 3rd party, claiming to be KDMS, changed the DNS settings with our domain registrar, Register.com.We have heard from Register.com that the attacker…

Whiteboard Wednesday - The Three Controls You May Not Be Using

Welcome back to another bright and shiny edition of Whiteboard Wednesday.! I know, you're all disappointed that my bearded silliness isn't the featured face this week, but instead we're bringing you Jane Man, Product Marketing Manager for ControlsInsight. This week, Jane is discussing the top…

It's the Great Pumpkin Patching Contest, Charlie Brown!

It's October! You all know what that means! That's right! It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month!  Oh...some of you thought Halloween...right. Well let's see if we can shoe-horn those two together.Browsing the internet can be a little scary at times. …

Rapid7's New Contest - Hashtags and Headphones!

Hello Security people,You know how at every trade show you attend, you end up coming home with a metric ton of T-shirts?You also know how you need an excellent pair of headphones to drown out the constant hum of your server room, or…

Rapid7 Free Tools - Download Today!

Hello all,It's your friendly neighborhood Community Manager again, this time reaching out to talk about something that should be of interest to all of you; Rapid7's suite of Free Security Tools.If you're a one man shop, trying to make sure you're as buttoned…

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National Exposure Index 2018

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Rapid7’s Quarterly Threat Report leverages intelligence from our extensive network—including the Insight platform, managed detection and response engagements, Project Sonar, Heisenberg Cloud, and the Metasploit community—to put today’s shifting threat landscape into perspective. It gives you a clear picture of the threats that you face within your unique industry, and how those threats change throughout the year.

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