Posts tagged Events

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User Cons: The Celebrities Amongst Us

Celebrity is an odd sensation. Rooms filled with seemingly normal people can suddenly shift into a buzz of excitement, anticipating the approaching time-slot of a well-known figure. We've all been there, and typically it's a movie star, former President, or Fortune 100 CEO in a mock turtleneck. Celebrity, however, comes in all different shapes and sizes. And in 1998 there was really only one major celebrity you cared about: Those that might not recognize the beaked goodness that is Furby, let

1 min Security Nation

[Security Nation] Recapping Black Hat 2016

The security world descended on Las Vegas last week for the trifecta of Black Hat, DEF CON, and BSidesLV.

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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

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UNITED Security Summit 2016: The New Research Track

As you no doubt have heard by now, we have some pretty excellent speakers [] lined up for Rapid7's UNITED Security Summit this November. But did you also know that, for the first time, we're putting together a track dedicated to Rapid7 research? I'm super excited about it; and even if you're looking forward to the Threat Exposure Management and Incident Detection and Response tracks, be sure to save some room in your schedule to see our Research track sessio

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UNITED Keynote Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that security expert Chris Nickerson will be joining General Stan McChrystal [/2016/05/18/general-mcchrystal-to-speak-at-united] as part of the UNITED speaker lineup! Chris Nickerson, CEO of LARES [], has more than 18 years of experience in the security industry, with specific expertise in real-world attack modeling, red team testing, and adversarial simulation. At Lares, Chris leads a team of security professionals who conduct risk assessmen

4 min User Behavior Analytics

Trip Report: Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference

This past week, hundreds of digital investigators from government and corporate teams headed to Myrtle Beach for this year's Techno Security & Forensics Investigations [] conference (#TSFIC). Here are the highlights of what we learned and what Rapid7 shared at the event. No Matter Your Role, Analyzing Behavior Matters Behavior was an important, recurring theme over the conference. Whether talking about phishing awareness training, optimizing investigative mindsets,

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Industry Roundtables are Coming Back to UNITED

If exciting speakers [/2016/05/18/general-mcchrystal-to-speak-at-united], interactive deep-dives [/2016/04/15/coming-to-united-sign-up-for-an-intensive], and lively debates [] aren't enough, here's yet another reason to register for UNITED 2016… This year we've brought back a conference favorite: industry roundtables! Always popular, these breakout discussions offer a chance for peers within an industry to exchange best practices, share challenges, an

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General Stan McChrystal to Speak at UNITED 2016

The UNITED Security Summit will kick off this year with an opening keynote from four-star General Stan McChrystal, a renowned expert on leadership, vision, and teamwork. Anyone familiar with General McChrystal knows what an amazing, unique experience it is to hear him speak. Just check out his TED talk, “Listen, learn…then lead." [] A one-of-a-kind commander and bestselling author, General McChrystal is widely praised for creating a revol

1 min Networking

Rapid7's Data Science team, Live! from SOURCE Boston!

Suchin Gururangan [] and I (I'm pretty much there for looks, which is an indicator that Jen Ellis [/author/jen-ellis] might need prescription lenses) will be speaking at SOURCE Boston [!boston-2016-agenda/cr0g] this week talking about "doing data science" at "internet scale" and also on how you can get started doing security data science at home or in your organization.  So, come on over to learn more about the unique challenges associate

2 min Metasploit

Metasploit T-Shirt Design Contest 2016

Every year amidst the writhing throng surging through the maze that is the Black Hat expo hall, we aim to give our customers, fans, and queue-jockeys something they'll covet – or at least save space for in their carry-on. In other words, the best damn t-shirt out there – one to rule them all, if you will. We need people of intelligence on this sort of mission…quest…thing. The open-source t-shirt contest is one of our favorite ways to celebrate the community – designs by the community, for the

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Coming to UNITED? Sign up for an Intensive!

UNITED 2016 will feature several pre-conference activities. So if you can't spend a full day in one of our training sessions, consider an intensive instead. Just what are these “intensives” you speak of? Intensive sessions are 3 hours long, highly interactive, and come at no additional cost to your UNITED registration. They provide a chance to learn from top security experts as they dig into a specific topic. Class size is capped at a small number, to maximize time with the instructor, and you'

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UNITED 2016: Power Up Your Incident Detection and Response

When you think about fall in New England, the visions that should flow through your head are gorgeous foliage, cool autumn nights... and the evolution of incident detection and response technology. That's right, it's time we start talking about UNITED 2016 [], Rapid7's annual user conference held in Boston (this year it's November 1-3). This UNITED, we have a major initiative to help you cut through the industry noise, acronyms, and buzzwords around IDR. That is why this

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The First Ever Rapid7 User Group is Coming to Boston!

The first ever Rapid7 User Group is coming to Boston! On May 19th, we're bringing together Rapid7 customers from the Boston area to give them a chance to connect with local peers and members of the Rapid7 products, engineering, user experience, and integrations teams - for free! Attendees will learn about product and security tips and tricks, and the latest and greatest features in Nexpose. They'll also get the chance to discuss challenges and network with like-minded peers throughout a full af

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Have you been wondering about the theme for UNITED 2016? Well, for those of you who've been on the edge of your seats (and didn't pick up on it from the title of this blog post), the theme of this year's conference is EMPOWERED. Cue thunderous applause! You should probably be as excited as this guy: In all seriousness, while conference themes may not exactly have you waiting with bated breath, at Rapid7 we've put a lot of thought into how attendees can get the most out of UNITED. Our goal is

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It's not too early to start thinking about UNITED!

Our customer conference, UNITED, will be jam-packed with trainings, keynotes, networking events, and breakout sessions designed to help security professionals be more confident in their daily jobs. Registration is open []! Sign up by March 31 and you'll qualify for the early bird special. Not sure whether UNITED is for you? Don't take our word for it – here's what some of our customers have to say: UNITED 2016 will take place in Boston and run October 31 to Novembe