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2018 National Exposure Index Research Report: Internet Security Posture by Country

Today, I’m happy to announce that Rapid7 has released our third annual National Exposure Index (NEI), a state of the internet report focusing on where in the world the most exposure is presented on the internet. I’m pretty pleased with how this year’…

Managed Threat Detection and Response: The Questions You Need to Ask Vendors

In this post, Wade Woolwine, managed services director of technology at Rapid7, details our approach to managed detection and response: visibility, analytics, and arming our analysts with smart, customizable automation. Defending the modern enterprise is hard work. Between the need for round-the-clock coverage, technology to…

Whiteboard Wednesday: Your 6-Minute Recap of Q1 2018’s Threat Landscape

Gotten a chance to read Rapid7’s Quarterly Threat Report for 2018 Q1? If not (or if you’re more of an auditory learner), we’ve put together a 6-minute recap video of the major findings. In our Quarterly Threat Reports, our security researchers provide…

Rapid7 Quarterly Threat Report: 2018 Q1

Spring is here, and along with the flowers and the birds, the pollen and the never-ending allergies, we bring you 2018’s first Quarterly Threat Report! For the year’s inaugural report, we pulled an additional data set: significant events. While we like to look…

Threat Intel Book Club: The Cuckoo's Egg wrap-up

Last week, Rebekah Brown and I wrapped up The Cuckoo’s Egg with book club readers around the world. Dig through some blog archives to get a sense of how this book club got started and what we’ve discussed so far. Below is 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…

Next Threat Intel Book Club 4/5: Recapping The Cuckoo’s Egg

Welcome, book clubbers! Our next digital book club meeting will be Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 8 PM EST. Register here (required): http://r-7.co/TIBCApril5. First-timer? Don’t have the book? No problem. We’ll be summarizing the plot and the takeaways from the…

Threat Intelligence Book Club: Round 2

Last Wednesday, Rebekah Brown and I hosted Rapid7’s inaugural threat intelligence book club meeting, where we dug into the first third of Cliff Stoll’s classic The Cuckoo’s Egg with what was (fortunately for us) deemed appropriate enthusiasm. A huge thanks to everyone…

Welcome to the Rapid7 2018 Threat Intel Book Club!

At the end of 2017 we had the opportunity to think back on the year and reflect on what was done right in threat intelligence in 2017 and what we could improve on. What stood out to me most over the past year was how…

Auld Lang Syne: Threat Intelligence Resolutions for 2018

It’s that time of the year again! It is the time where we look back over the past year to see what we accomplished, what we did well, what we can improve on for next year. In Cyber Threat Intelligence we had a lot…

Simplicity, Harmony, and Opportunity: Rapid7 Threat Report Q3 2017

John Archibald Wheeler, the theoretical physicist who first coined the term “wormhole” (and therefore brought us Deep Space 9) once listed Albert Einstein’s Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. These…

Survival of the fastest: evolving defenders with broad security automation

If you’ve read the news at all lately, you know that we're having some struggles with information security. Everything from elections to hospitals to Westeros is considered a target, and adversaries continue to learn and innovate—often faster than the defense can respond. It’…

Live Threat-Driven Vulnerability Prioritization

We often hear that security teams are overwhelmed by the number of vulnerabilities in their environments: every day they are finding more than they can fix. It doesn't help when rating schemes used for prioritization, like the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), don't really work…

Using Threat Intelligence to Mitigate Wanna Decryptor (WannaCry)

Basics of Cyber Threat Intelligence Cyber Threat Intelligence is analyzed information about the opportunities, capabilities, and intent of cyber adversaries. The goal of cyber threat intelligence is to help people make decisions about how to prevent, detect, and respond to threats against their networks. This…

3 Things We Learned From the Joint Analysis Report

2016 kept us on our toes right up to the very end - and its last curveball will have implications lasting well past the beginning of the new year. Speculation on Russian hacking is nothing new, but it picked up notably with the DNC hack…

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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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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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