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How to Start a Career in Cybersecurity: From Stay-at-Home Mom to Security Pro-in-Training

My name is Carlota Bindner, and here is my story on how I went from being a stay-at-home mom and community volunteer to participating in Rapid7's Security Consultant Development Program.…

Time and Relative Dimension in Space: GPS Week Number Rollover

This week, we're expecting some minor internet traffic turbulence around April 6 and April 7 of 2019, since that's when the next "GPS Week Number Rollover" will happen.…

My Story: From Business Development Rep to Security Consultant-in-Training at Rapid7

My name is Justin Fatuch, and in this blog, I will talk about how I got involved in Rapid7's Security Consultant Development Program.…

The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019

In this blog post, we will walk through the newly introduced IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019 and describe Rapid7's position on it.…

Helping Kids Hack the Future: Rapid7 Supports BoSTEM Program in Pi Day Fundraiser

Children are our future. That’s why we’re stepping up to support a matching fundraising effort for BoSTEM.…

Rapid7 Included in 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for Commitment to Diversity

We are extremely proud to announce that Rapid7 has been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which recognizes organizations for being transparent in their commitment to gender equality. We are thrilled by this, as the GEI’s scoring method celebrates both our best-in-class…

Facing the Future: Rapid7’s 2019 Security Predictions

In traditional fashion, Rapid7 has rounded up some of the best minds in the security industry to predict what they expect to see in 2019.…

Actually, Grindr is Fine: FUD and Security Reporting

On Wednesday, March 28, NBC reported Grindr security flaws expose users' location data, a story which ticks a couple hot-button topics for security professionals and security reporters alike. It’s centered around the salacious topic of online dating in the LGBT community, and hits a…

Rapid7 Threat Report: Q4 2017 Q4 Threat Report and 2017 Wrap-up

Welcome to Rapid7’s Q4 report, featuring our first annual threat report wrap-up! 2017 Quarterly Threat Report: Q4 and 2017 Wrap-Up Get the Full Report We could not have picked a better year to start doing this, as 2017 was one for the books. While…

The Flip Side of memcrashed

Rapid7 Labs keeps a keen eye on research and findings from other savvy security and technology organizations and noticed Cloudflare’s report on new distributed denial of service (DDoS) amplification attacks using memcached. If you haven’t read Cloudflare’s (excellent) analysis yet, the TLDR…

UK NCSC's "Active Cyber Defence" Brings New Hope To Our Combined Fight Against Cybercrime

This week the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) released their first report on the year one results of their "Active Cyber Defence" (ACD) initiative. And, they're amazing. The ACD program came out of an 2016 effort to re-think, re-imagine and re-tool cybersecurity…

Rapid7 Subscription Pricing Update

Pricing Evolves Bike pedals pumping, climbing up that last hill, the sun just starting to creep over the Atlantic ocean peeking out over my right shoulder, there was only one thing left before heading home and devouring a warm breakfast; deliver that last newspaper to…

On Random Shell Generators

A couple days ago, AutoSploit.py was released by a person named Real__Vector. It’s safe to say that it’s made some waves in the security Twitterverse, and a few people have asked us here at Rapid7 what we think about it given…

Rapid7's 2017 year in review

In 2017, Rapid7 expanded its footprint, gave back to the community, and took major steps in our mission to help IT and security professionals transform data into action by launching the Insight platform. Here’s a look back at some of the great things we…

Visions past and future: 2018 security predictions

Happy 2018, fellow humans (but not to you, bot army!). Like we've done in years before, we recently rounded up some of the best minds and most trenchant commentators the security industry has to offer and asked them to sum up the year gone by…