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Rapid7 Blog

Vulnerability Management  

Patch Tuesday - June 2018

This month's Patch Tuesday is rather run-of-the-mill, with a total of 50 vulnerabilities being addressed by Microsoft. However, a bit of excitement came earlier this month, with an out-of-band patch for Adobe Flash Player released last Thursday to fix four security issues. Two of these…

VPNFilter's Potential Reach — Malware Exposure in SMB/Consumer-grade Devices

(Many thanks to Rebekah Brown & Derek Abdine for their contributions to the post.) How does VPNFilter work? Over the past few weeks, Cisco’s Talos group has published some significant new research on a new malware family called VPNFilter. VPNFilter targets and compromises networking…

How to Streamline Your Vulnerability Remediation Workflows with InsightVM Projects

If you’re like many security practitioners, you spend a lot of time working with spreadsheets. Whether you’re trying to prioritize your findings or distribute work to remediation teams, an all-too-common workflow is to export this data into a spreadsheet to then be sorted,…

Patch Tuesday - May 2018

Microsoft has released patches that resolve over 60 separate vulnerabilities including an update for Flash Player that addresses a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability (CVE-2018-4944). As usual, the majority of fixes are browser-related, but Microsoft Office is also seeing its fair share this month.…

3 Steps to Clear the Fog: Improving Vulnerability Remediation Visibility with InsightVM

The moment you send a vulnerability report to your IT team, you want assurance that it’s being worked on—especially if there are critical vulnerabilities. You also want to be sure issues are prioritized in the right way so that deadlines are met. Often,…

CVE 100K: A Big, Round Number

There have been 100,000 CVEs published. That's a big, round number.…

CVE 100K: By The Numbers

There have been 100,000 CVEs published. Here are some stats on the program so far.…

Drupalgeddon Vulnerability: What is it? Are You Impacted?

First up: many thanks to Brent Cook, William Vu and Matt Hand for their massive assistance in both the Rapid7 research into “Drupalgeddon” and their contributions to this post. Background on the Drupalgeddon vulnerability The Drupalgeddon 2 vulnerability announcement came out in late March (2018-03-28…

Rapid7 InsightVM Named Best Vulnerability Management Solution by SC Magazine

SC Media has announced the 2018 SC Awards and (drumroll, please…) InsightVM is proud to take top honors as Best Vulnerability Management Solution in the Trust Awards category. Our team works tirelessly day in and day out to bring SecOps best practices to our customers,…

What is Modern Vulnerability Management?

Once upon a time (a few years ago) vulnerability management programs focused solely on servers, running quarterly scans that targeted only critical systems. But that was then, and you can no longer afford such a limited view in the now. To illustrate these changes in…

How to Remediate Vulnerabilities Across Multiple Offices

Your vulnerability scanner embarks on its weekly scan. The report comes in, you fire it off to your IT team across the country and...silence. Thinking they’re on it, you go on with your day, until next week’s scan report comes in and…

Patch Tuesday - April 2018

Over 70 vulnerabilities have been fixed this month, including 6 in Adobe Flash (APSB18-08). At a high level, there's nothing too out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, that means the majority of the patched vulnerabilities are once again of the worst variety: Remote Code Execution (RCE)…

Where the sidewalk ends, extend!

Back in the day, I had the pleasure of working in an environment that made heavy use of mainframes. These hulking beasts of yesteryear were workhorses, toting VSAM files hither and thither. One of the treats of the day was the abend. For the uninitiated,…

Cisco Smart Install (SMI) Remote Code Execution: What You Need To Know

What’s Up? Researchers from Embedi discovered (and responsibly disclosed) a stack-based buffer overflow weakness in Cisco Smart Install Client code which causes the devices to be susceptible to arbitrary remote code execution without authentication. Cisco Smart Install (SMI) is a “plug-and-play” configuration and image-management…

Rapid7 Named a Leader in Forrester Wave for Vulnerability Risk Management

Today, we’re excited to announce a major milestone for InsightVM: Recognition as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Vulnerability Risk Management, Q1 2018, earning top scores in both the Current Offering and Strategy categories. We are proud of the achievement not only because of…

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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