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Metasploit Wrap-Up

Hacker Summer Camp Last week, the Metasploit team flew out to sunny, hot, and dry Las Vegas for Hacker Summer Camp (Black Hat, BSidesLV, and DEF CON). It was a full week of epic hacks, good conversation, and even a little business! If you managed…

Responding to Cloud-Based Security Incidents with InsightConnect: AWS Security Hub

In this post, we’ll show you firsthand how security orchestration and automation (SOAR) helps teams accelerate their response to cloud-based threats.…

Black Hat, DEF CON, and BSides 2019: Highlights and Emerging Industry Trends

As Hacker Summer Camp comes to a close, we sat down with a few friends in the security space to discuss the major highlights from Black Hat, DEF CON, and BSides .…

Patch Tuesday - August 2019

First off, the big news for today's Patch Tuesday: Microsoft has fixed four new Remote Desktop Services (RDS) vulnerabilities, reminiscent of the BlueKeep vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) that was patched last May. CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182 both affect all supported versions of Windows, and can be exploited without…

August 2019 Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDP) Patches: What You Need to Know

A new set of vulnerabilities in RDP impact every modern version of Windows. Here's what you need to know.…

Cloud Security Primer: The Basics You Need to Know

What do you need to do to secure your cloud-based systems while enjoying the competitive benefits of the cloud? Read this blog to find out.…

How to Protect the File System from Your App with WAFs and RASP

The new Local Files protection in tCell joins other RASP protections to defend against serious compromises.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

Keep on Bluekeepin’ on TomSellers added a new option to the increasingly useful Bluekeep Scanner module that allows execution of a DoS attack when running the module. This adds a new level of effectiveness in proving the severity of this vulnerability. As part of this…

This One Time on a Pen Test: Paging Doctor Hackerman

In this blog, one of our penetration testers tells the story of how he hacked X-ray machine and got the keys to the entire network.…

The Importance of Preventing and Detecting Malicious PowerShell Attacks

In this blog, we will discuss why organizations should care about malicious PowerShell activity, how attackers use PowerShell to steal credentials, and how to prevent and detect malicious PowerShell activity.…

How to Monitor Your AWS S3 Activity with InsightIDR

In this blog, we discuss AWS S3 buckets and how Rapid7's InsightIDR can help you monitor important activity.…

App-a-Bet Soup: Should You Use a SAST, DAST, or RASP Application Security Tool?

In this blog, we discuss all things web applications and how to select the right application security solution to keep them safe from attack.…

Summer Security Fundamentals Recap: Orchestration and Automation 101

Security orchestration and automation (SOAR) offers plenty of benefits for organizations. Here are some you should know about.…

Metasploit Wrap-Up

A new feature, better `set payload` options, and new modules. Plus, open-source office hours in Vegas during hacker summer camp.…