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Rapid7 Blog

Vulnerability Management  

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…

Patch Tuesday - March 2018

There are a lot of fixes this month: Microsoft's updates include patches for 76 separate vulnerabilities, including two critical Adobe Flash Player remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities. In fact all of this month's critical vulnerabilities are browser-related. This is not surprising considering web browsers are…

AWS Asset Sync Connection: More Visibility into your AWS Infrastructure

We recently announced the release of an updated AWS discovery connection for our vulnerability management solutions, Nexpose and InsightVM. This new connection is more efficient and works to the user’s advantage; to do this, it leverages a different workflow than the old connection does.…

An Impressively Unprecedented Drop in Open memcached Services

(Many thanks to Jon Hart and Tom Sellers for their research and content for this blog post.) We started performing weekly monitoring of open/amplification-vulnerable memcached servers after the recent memcrashed amplification distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and today we have some truly awesome news to…

CIS Critical Control 9: Limitation and Control of Ports, Protocols, and Services

This is a continuation of our CIS Critical Control Series blog series. Need help addressing these controls? See why SANS listed Rapid7 as the top solution provider addressing the CIS top 20 controls. If you’ve ever driven on a major metropolitan highway system, you’…

Patch Tuesday - February 2018

It's a run-of-the-mill month as far as Patch Tuesdays go. Even so, 50 individual CVEs have been fixed by Microsoft, most of which (34) are rated "Important". As usual, most of the 14 considered "Critical" are web browser vulnerabilities that could…

Vulnerability Management Year in Review, Part 3: Remediate

The wide impact of the Petya-like ransomware in 2017, mere weeks after WannaCry exploited many of the same vulnerabilities, illustrated the challenge that enterprises have with remediating even major headline-grabbing vulnerabilities, let alone the many vulnerabilities that don’t get news coverage. To this end,…

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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