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Opportunity Now Means Success Later: Q&A with Rapid7 Sales

This post is a Q&A with John O'Donnell, Director of Sales at Rapid7. For more information about career opportunities with Rapid7, visit https://www.rapid7.com/company/careers.jsp. Q: What separates Rapid7 from other security or software companies in the area? A:…

Joining a Startup within an Industry Leader

In November of 2013, I got an email from a Rapid7 Talent Scout saying she thought I'd be a great fit for a “unique opportunity” they had.  It had many of the same elements as other recruiting emails you receive and promptly ignore. I didn't…

Scaling Under Pressure: 5 Focus Areas for Talent Acquisition Leaders

Over the past few weeks I've had the pleasure of spending some time with several recently promoted recruiting leaders who are asking the big question: “Where do I start?” Those of us who have answered the call of a new talent acquisition opportunity…

Job Seekers: Advice on Long Term Career Planning

David Muller is the Sr. Director of Global Talent Acquisition at Rapid7. When you're networking for a job, don't just focus on your next career move – think longer term. With hundreds of open jobs and talent scouts actively recruiting, both passive and active candidates in…

7 Reasons Rapid7 Is A Great Place to Start Your Career

Katherine A. Hayes is an Inbound Marketing Intern. Starting out in your career is daunting. It seems as though every decision you make is going to impact the rest of your life. I've been lucky enough to find a company dedicated to my future and…

Never Underestimate the Power of Relationships in IT & InfoSec

This is a guest post from our frequent contributor Kevin Beaver. You can read all of his previous guest posts here. 2016 marks the 15th year that I have been working for myself as an independent information security consultant. People who are interested in working…

How can we build great security teams?

Building a reliable security team is tough; there is no defined approach nor silver bullet.  The people we are defending against are intelligent, dedicated, and have a distinct asymmetrical advantage, with nearly unlimited time to find the one thing we miss.  This past…

Recruiters and Mission-Driven Hiring

I've spent the better part of the last ten years interviewing talent scouts across the globe. I continue to be amazed at how many of them market themselves as having found the “secret sauce” for recruiting success through their vast knowledge and discipline…

CISO Guidance on Building the Team: Part II

Haven't read part one of this blog? TL;DR:The security talent gap is real.Creating and promoting strong company culture attracts and retains top performers.Security professionals should always be actively recruiting – both internally and externally.With that gross oversimplification under our belts,…

3 Things Executives & Boards Should Know About Cybersecurity for 2016

As we ramp down the activities of 2015, the cybersecurity landscape has certainly shaped strategy for the new year and beyond. Effective strategic planning is important and can lower risk and operational costs for organizations. Managers will usually plan for the changing threat landscape, looking…

IT turnover and its contribution to security challenges

Turnover in IT isn't something we hear about very often given the demand for such expertise. But it does happen and it often creates unintended consequences for the business in terms of information risks. I've got many colleagues that often jump ship in IT looking…

Preparing to Crush Every Job Interview

I'm often asked about candidate experience and how Talent Scouts can best prepare candidates for interviews. I view it as a very simple equation:Talent Scout Prep Candidate Prep = Informed, Productive and Hopefully Very Successful Interview.As Talent Scouts, we know what we need to…

The Secret to a Successful Rapid7 Interview

With over 90 open jobs and hundreds of active candidates, Rapid7 is adding new team members on a daily basis. One of our biggest challenges is making sure the quality of our hires remains high as numbers increase. High volumes of interviews coupled with eager…

Employee Referral Event: Networking with a side of beer, hold the BS

If you think about the goal of the interview process, it's about getting to a point somewhere down the road where both sides (candidate and company hiring) can say “this works for me,” and then come to an agreement of terms. That's it,…

The Black Hat Attendee Guide Part 6a: On Job Hunting & Recruiting

If you are just joining us, the series starts here. If you follow LinkedIn alerts, you'll see a clean pattern where the musical chairs, that is InfoSec, pick up and move to the left. The first starts the week after RSAC in SF, the other…

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National Exposure Index 2017

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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