Posts tagged Public Policy

3 min Public Policy

Rapid7 Joins Statement On DMCA Lawsuits Against Security Tools

Rapid7 joined a statement from cybersecurity community members urging against suppression of security tools and technologies using Section 1201 of the DMCA.

9 min Public Policy

Proposed security researcher protection under CFAA

Rapid7 views independent cybersecurity research and the security community as important drivers for advancing cybersecurity for all, a core value for Rapid7. One way we take action on this value is by supporting protection for security researchers acting in good faith.

2 min Public Policy

Supreme Court narrows CFAA

The Supreme Court interprets the CFAA narrowly. This avoids over-criminalizing cybersecurity research and commonplace internet activity, though may raise concerns about insider threats.

6 min Public Policy

How the Biden Administration's cybersecurity order will affect companies

The Biden Administration's Executive Order will create new software security and cyber incident reporting requirements for federal contractors.

3 min Cloud Infrastructure

Reducing Risk With Identity Access Management (IAM)

As your supply chain grows, so does your attack surface. As business scales up and cloud providers release new services and resources to support, it becomes exponentially more challenging for security teams to manage access.

7 min Public Policy

Calling for cybersecurity in infrastructure modernization

Rapid7 issued a group letter urging the Biden Administration and Congress to work together to integrate cybersecurity into infrastructure legislation.

6 min Public Policy

Overview of the EU’s draft NIS 2 Directive

The EU Commission proposed revisions to its NIS Directive that would enhance cybersecurity requirements on critical infrastructure-like organizations in the EU. This post provides an overview of the proposed revisions.

4 min Public Policy

Principles for personal information security legislation

Rapid7's principles for laws to protect personal information: 1) Strong but flexible security requirements; 2) Security exemptions from privacy restrictions; 3) State preemption without undermining cybersecurity.

2 min Public Policy

Congress unanimously passes federal IoT security law

Congress passed a law to secure federal procurement and use of IoT devices, and require contractors to adopt coordinated vulnerability disclosure processes.

3 min Ransomware

Ransomware Payments and Sanctions - U.S. Treasury Advisory

The U.S. Department of Treasury issued an advisory warning that paying ransoms to cybercriminal groups risks violating sanctions. Rapid7 has previously recommended that victims not pay ransom, and urges organizations to focus on ransomware prevention and recovery.

5 min Public Policy

A step closer to stronger federal IoT security

The US House passed the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which would require federal procurement and use of IoT devices to conform to basic security requirements.

6 min Public Policy

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Regulation and Rapid7

Over the past few years, the security of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been a consistent focus in policy circles around the world.

3 min Public Policy

Rapid7 statement on privacy and status of EU-US data transfers post-Schrems II

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield in the Schrems II case (also known as Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems). Here is our response.

2 min Public Policy

Rapid7 joins CFAA brief to the Supreme Court

Should it be a federal hacking crime to disobey your workplace computer use policy, or a website's terms of service? A broad interpretation of the CFAA would have far-reaching legal implications for beneficial security research and even ordinary internet behavior.

4 min Public Policy

Cybersecurity Vulnerability Disclosure in Trade Agreements

Modern trade agreements should incorporate cybersecurity vulnerability disclosure. Here are Rapid7’s thoughts on how to do that and why.