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Expanded Protections for Security Researchers Under DMCA Sec. 1201

The Library of Congress announced that it would renew and expand legal protections for security testing under Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).…

Three Expensive Security Operations Costs and How to Minimize Them with SOAR

With the release of our Security Orchestration and Automation ROI Calculator, here are the three areas where companies spend the most resources on security.…

Prioritizing the Fundamentals of Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

In this post, we aim to distinguish between three broad flavors of CVD processes based on authorization, incentives, and resources required. We also urge wider adoption of foundational processes before moving to more advanced and resource-intensive processes.…

A Day in the Life of a Rapid7 SOC Analyst

Today, we are diving into a day in the life of a Rapid7 security operations center (SOC) analyst, specifically around threat detection and response.…

Whiteboard Wednesday: Common Vulnerabilities as Personified by Halloween Costumes

As a security professional, you don’t need a haunted house to feel spooked this Halloween—just start exploring your environment in search of vulnerabilities.…

How to Use InsightVM’s Goals & SLAs Feature to Define Important Metrics and Optimize Your Security Operations

Rapid7 InsightVM’s new Goals & SLAs feature helps security teams define relevant and meaningful metrics so they’re able to set goals against them, track individual and team progress, and receive alerts when goals are achieved or missed.…

Shoring Up the Defenses Together: 2018Q2 and Q3 Wrap-Up

Today (October 29, 2018) we are sharing several vulnerabilities that have been fixed in Rapid7 products and supporting services.…

Metasploit Wrapup

We got to hit the build button three times this week. It's not something that we normally do, since the Metasploit release each week triggers automatically. But it's been such a week of surprise vulnerabilities and improvements that it made sense to get a few…

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Incident Response in the Industrial Industry

In the critical infrastructure sector, one common challenge is the integration between kinetic emergency operations and cybersecurity incident response. Use these tactics to integrate these teams more naturally.…

Rapid7 Leads All 'Strong Performers' in 2018 Forrester Wave for Emerging MSSPs

We’re proud to be recognized in the Forrester Wave as the leader in the “Strong Performer” category and to score second highest overall current offering for our Managed Security Services.…

Quantifying Vulnerability Risk: How to Quickly Calculate and Prioritize Risk

Here is a first-hand look at how we quantify the Real Risk Score and how this helps practitioners address the top vulnerabilities in their ecosystems.…

Rapid7 Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for Incident Response Services

We are excited to announce that Rapid7 has been named a Leader in incident response services by the International Data Corporation (IDC).…

7 Funny and Punny Halloween Costume Ideas for Tech and Cybersecurity Pros

Stuck on what to be this year? Here are some of our favorite Halloween costume ideas for tech and cybersecurity professionals.…

Metasploit Wrapup

A brand new Solaris module, improved Struts module, and the latest improvements.…

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Tips for Improving Your Personal Pa55w0rd! Management

It's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which means it's a great time to chat about why you should consider a password manager to stay secure.…