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Rapid7 Blog

Automation and Orchestration  

Building a Tech Stack to Enable Security Orchestration and Automation

In this blog post, we explore how to plan for security orchestration and automation while building out your technology stack. Learn more.…

How Security Automation Helps You Work Smarter and Improve Accuracy

Many of us, across many different industries, have to make decisions amidst a multitude of different input and alerts. Wherever possible, automating certain responsibilities can aid tremendously in reducing the manual workload, helping us cut down on human error and make better decisions. Take the…

Do You Need Coding Resources on Your Security Team?

Often when security teams think about security automation, they worry they don’t have the coding capabilities needed to create, implement, and maintain it. Pulling development resources from the IT team or engineering department can take time; backlogs are long, and revenue-generating projects tend to…

In Our Customers’ Words: Why Mastering Application Security Basics Matters

In a recent conversation with a Rapid7 application security customer, I was reminded how much of a security practitioner’s day can be consumed by troubleshooting buggy tools and manually executing the same tasks over and over again (needlessly, may I add). As much as…

Top Three Questions to ask Security Orchestration and Automation Vendors

If you’ve been in cybersecurity for some time, you’ve likely heard about the many benefits of security orchestration and automation: time saved, costs reduced, risk exposure mitigated ... the list goes on. And as this popular technology proliferates across our industry, you have more…

How Security Orchestration and Automation Will Unite Infosec

After working in the security industry for 15 years, one of the consistent themes I’ve observed is how teams struggle with balancing the increasing amount of work they have to do, without an increase in resources to accomplish their goals. But there’s another,…

Incorporating Automated Actions Into Your Vulnerability Management Process

In today’s security climate, we all want to know that our data is as current as possible. Often, customers will increase their vulnerability scanning frequency to weekly or even daily to meet the needs of an ever-changing environment. However, this requires a lot of…

2017 Security Careers Highlights: Roles and Responsibilities in Demand

The demand for security professionals today is higher than it’s ever been before. It’s a hot field to be in, considering how fast technology is advancing, companies are digitizing, and threats are proliferating. 2017 paved the way for massive growth in the security…

How to Securely Handle a Lost or Stolen Device: A Practical Workflow

It’s 10pm and you receive an email from a teammate that their laptop was stolen at a local networking event. You learn that not only was their computer unlocked, but they were logged into their company email and Salesforce accounts at the time the…

Security Career Paths: Common and Unique Roles

Security is one of the most in-demand roles today. According to recent numbers, the demand for security workers is expected to grow to 6 million worldwide by 2019. So how do you get into or grow your career in security? What makes security so interesting…

Why Security Teams Should Embrace (Not Fear) Automation

It’s not the coming of the apocalypse. It’s not the end of the security profession. And it’s certainly not a bad thing. We’re talking about the rise of automation. As security threats become a bigger part of the day-to-day concerns at…

Everything You Need to Know About Building a Career in Security

Are you thinking about pursuing a career in security? Or have you already started one, and you’re wondering what it will take to get to the next level? Perhaps you have been in the security field for a long time, and it’s starting…

SOC Series: How to Choose the Right Skills for Your SOC

Do you have the right mix of skills in your security operations center (SOC)? Whether your SOC is brand new or has been around for years, you need to be sure it’s built to meet the demands of today’s complex security landscape. In…

How to Password Protect Apache Directories with mod_authn_dbd and MySQL on Ubuntu Linux

Synopsis The mod_authn_dbd is an Apache module that provides the functionality for Apache to authenticate users with MySQL database. This module provides authentication front-ends such as mod_auth_digest and mod_auth_basic to authenticate users by looking up users in MySQL tables.…

How To Secure Apache with Let's Encrypt on Ubuntu Linux

Synopsis Improving your website security has generally been most complicated and expensive task for every Linux administrator. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority that provides free X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security encryption via an automated process. It is…

Featured Research

National Exposure Index 2018

The National Exposure Index is an exploration of data derived from Project Sonar, Rapid7's security research project that gains insights into global exposure to common vulnerabilities through internet-wide surveys.

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Toolkit

Make Your SIEM Project a Success with Rapid7

In this toolkit, get access to Gartner's report “Overcoming Common Causes for SIEM Solution Deployment Failures,” which details why organizations are struggling to unify their data and find answers from it. Also get the Rapid7 companion guide with helpful recommendations on approaching your SIEM needs.

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Quarterly Threat Report

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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