Posts tagged Higher Education

3 min Public Policy

What Is Texas Senate Bill 820, and How Will It Affect Your School District?

In this post, we share how SB 820 will affect your school and district, and how you can respond by selecting a framework to improve your security program.

7 min Higher Education

Defining Cybersecurity Risk for Higher Education

Educational institutions and other organizations have similar cybersecurity risk profiles, but there are a few very specific areas that differ.

2 min Rapid7 Perspective

Helping Kids Hack the Future: Rapid7 Supports BoSTEM Program in Pi Day Fundraiser

Children are our future. That’s why we’re stepping up to support a matching fundraising effort for BoSTEM.

4 min Customer Perspective

Automation in Action: How Carnegie Mellon University Combats Vulnerabilities Using Nexpose

We recently spoke with Brian W. Gray, Information Security Engineer for Carnegie Mellon University, about how he manages vulnerabilities with Rapid7's vulnerability assessment solution, Nexpose.

4 min Higher Education

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Getting Started with Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Programs

Thinking about a career in cybersecurity? These education programs can help you boost your skills and get your foot in the door.

3 min Metasploit

Summertime and the Coding Is (Sometimes) Easy: What I Learned During GSoC for Metasploit

My name is Eliott Teissonniere, and I was selected as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) student for Metasploit this summer! Today, I am excited to tell you more about what we did and what’s next.

4 min Customer Perspective

Why Bow Valley College Gives Rapid7 InsightVM High Marks for Vulnerability Management

Bow Valley College uses InsightVM dashboards to identify quick wins, measure success, and communicate to senior leadership. James Cairns, database administrator at Bow Valley College, gave us a look into their vulnerability management journey with Rapid7. It’s my job to assess vulnerabilities, facilitate patching, and work with the rest of my infrastructure team to optimize our resources in order to stay on top of security issues. As the database administrator for Bow Valley College in Calgary,

2 min Events

Top Reasons for Graduate Students to Attend UNITED

The countdown is on to Rapid7's annual UNITED Summit [] in Boston on September 13-14. Rapid7 has partnered with top universities all over the globe to provide students with industry-leading security solutions as part of their coursework, equipping them with hands-on knowledge as they head into the workforce. This year, for the first time, Rapid7 is expanding its Higher Education Program [] and providing schol

2 min Hacking

All About the Very First Rapid7 Hacker Games

We just completed our first successful run of the first-ever Rapid7 Hacker Games competition, so I thought it'd be appropriate to do a little write-up on all the fun activities. So, what exactly is the Rapid7 Hacker Games competition? Well, a hacking competition! Specifically, a hacking competition for teams of university students set up via a virtual lab, so all participants could compete simultaneously from a remote location of their choosing. Each university fielded a team of up to 5 studen

3 min Higher Education

New Rapid7 Higher Education Program Supports Universities Around the World With Free Licenses, Trainings, and Certifications

40% of security positions will remain unfilled in 2014, according to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute [] . The inability to find skilled staff to grow security programs remains one of the key challenges for the industry. By contrast, criminal hacking teams seem to be fully staffed. We've all seen the outcome of this inequality in the high profile breaches of 2014. Universities are doin