Posts by Amanda Fountain

7 min Rapid7 Perspective

2017 Cybersecurity Horoscopes

What does 2017 hold for cybersecurity? Our mystics have drawn cards, checked crystal balls, and cast runes to peer into the future. See what the signs have in store for you in the new year. Sage Corey Thomas, Rapid7 Gazing into the future of 2017, I believe we will continue to see market consolidation of security vendors. With a focus on increasing productivity, organizations will move further from disparate, point-solutions that solve just one problem to solutions that can be leveraged through

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#UNITEDSummit 2016: Empowerment

Empowerment. It was the theme for this year's UNITED Summit and each talk, training, intensive and networking break gave attendees the chance to learn about the challenges and opportunities that impact professionals to help drive their security program forward. And that feeling of empowerment was truly felt in the closing keynote from Chris Nickerson [https://twitter.com/indi303], CEO of Lares. Through colorful analogy, Chris explained the difference between and power behind choosing versus dec

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#UNITEDSummit 2016: Day 2 Recap

If you read about how great Day 1 was [/2016/11/03/unitedsummit-2016-day-1-recap], or about the amazing Rapid Fire panel [/2016/11/02/rapid7-rapid-fire-at-united-summit-a-spirited-debate], then it should be no surprise that Day 2 of #UNITEDSummit once again had top-notch speakers, lots of energy and empowerment. Here are the highlights: Customers were brought to a place of wonderment with “Fantastic Threat Intel and Where to Find Them” presented by Rebekah Brown [https://twitter.com/PDXbek] a

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#UNITEDSummit 2016: Day 1 Recap

Day 1 of #UNITEDSummit 2016 was full of energy, valuable information sharing and empowerment – all perfectly aligned with these year's theme. We saw today how our customers are helping to drive innovation while simultaneously safeguarding it from the significant risk that comes with pervasive interconnectivity. In this age of unprecedented digital connection, the need for security professionals is unparalleled and it is our customers who are the heroes of the Innovation Age. During the opening

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Rapid7 Rapid Fire at UNITED Summit: A Spirited Debate

Rapid Fire returned for the third time to the UNITED Security Summit and once again brought together the infosec community to join the spirited debates. With great questions and participation from the audience, the Rapid7 team would like to first thank everyone who attended this evening – from our customers and UNITED attendees, to the Boston infosec community. Our panel this year featured: * Josh Corman @joshcorman [https://twitter.com/joshcorman] (Founder, I am The Cavalry) * David Kenn

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NCSAM: Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure Advice for Researchers

This is a guest post from Art Manion [https://twitter.com/zmanion], Technical Manager of the Vulnerability Analysis Team at the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) [http://www.cert.org/]. CERT/CC is part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and Rapid7 is taking this time to celebrate security research. This year, NCSAM coincides with new legal protections for security research under the DMCA [/2016/10/03/cybersecu

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NCSAM: The Danger of Criminalizing Curiosity

This is a guest post from Kurt Opsahl [https://twitter.com/kurtopsahl], Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation [https://twitter.com/EFF]. October is National Cyber Security Awareness month and Rapid7 is taking this time to celebrate security research. This year, NCSAM coincides with new legal protections for security research under the DMCA [/2016/10/03/cybersecurity-awareness-month-2016-this-ones-for-the-researchers] and the 30th anniversary of the

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Black Hat 2016: Introducing the Rapid7 Moose (and a Twitter Contest)

First off: Hi! I'm the new community manager here at Rapid7. And like many in the security community, I'll be heading to Vegas for Black Hat, BSidesLV and DEF CON in a little more than a week. I'm looking forward to diving right in to meeting the community and learning from some of the smartest professionals in the industry. I've prepped by reading last year's Black Hat Attendee Guide [/2015/07/13/the-black-hat-attendee-guide-part-1] and if you're heading to Vegas, I recommend you take a look, t