Posts tagged Rapid7 Perspective

4 min IoT

On the Recent DSL Modem Vulnerabilities

by Tod Beardsley [https://twitter.com/todb] and Bob Rudis [https://twitter.com/hrbrmstr] What's Going On? Early in November, a vulnerability was disclosed affecting Zyxel DSL modems, which are rebranded and distributed to many DSL broadband customers across Europe. Approximately 19 days later, this vulnerability was leveraged in widespread attacks across the Internet, apparently connected with a new round of Mirai botnet activity. If you are a DSL broadband customer, you can check to see if yo

4 min Career Development

Opportunity Now Means Success Later: Q&A with Rapid7 Sales

This post is a Q&A with John O'Donnell, Director of Sales at Rapid7. For more information about career opportunities with Rapid7, visit https://www.rapid7.com/company/careers.jsp. Q: What separates Rapid7 from other security or software companies in the area? A: The diversity we have here separates us from the competition. Our teams are created by integrating people from all walks of life and then submerging them in the ever-changing and exciting cybersecurity industry. The belief is that you

6 min Rapid7 Perspective

Conflicting perspectives on the TLS 1.3 Draft

In the security industry, as in much of life, a problem we often face is that of balance. We are challenged with finding the balance between an organization's operational needs and the level of security that can be implemented. In many situations an acceptable, if less than optimal, solution can be found but there are cases where this balance cannot be achieved. I recently saw of case of this [https://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/tls/current/msg21275.html] on the mailing list of the IETF TLS Wo

8 min Rapid7 Perspective

Who Are Your Heroes, and Why?

For those that don't know me, I'm Corey Thomas, the CEO of Rapid7, which I consider to be a position of privilege given the extraordinary group of colleagues, customers, and partners I get to work with. I am very passionate about the security community and the role that you play in safeguarding technology for users around the world. Rapid7 strives to support this community in a number of ways – from research, to policy work, to offering open source tools, to driving constant innovation in our so

5 min Rapid7 Perspective

What is your biggest prediction for 2016?

Following up our earlier post with 2015 key learnings [/2015/11/24/what-was-your-key-learning-from-2015], we asked our panel of lovely infosec pros to gaze into their crystal balls, consult the runes, and read their tea leaves to make their predictions for 2016. In many cases, their notes are less prophetic and more ardent hopes for a better, more secure future. We've listed their predictions below, including several from our own fabulous Team Rapid7 (though I'm obviously biased!).  We hope you'

4 min Rapid7 Perspective

2014 InfoSec retrospective, predictions for 2015

It's that time of year: We take stock of the year that was, and look to what's coming next. I thought it would be interesting to turn to various experts within Rapid7 for their own musings on how security, as an industry, did in the past year, and where our industry is headed in 2015. They've kindly shared their perspectives and predictions with us below. I'm curious what you think—what was the watershed moment for infosec in 2014? What's going to drive conversations in 2015? Comments, retorts,

4 min Cloud Infrastructure

2014 Predictions: Cloudy With a Chance of Data Loss

It's the start of a new year, and over the holidays I asked the security researchers and aficionados at Rapid7 to dust off their crystal balls, deal out their tarot cards, throw down their runes, and study their tea leaves to come up with predictions for security trends in 2014. Once they stopped heckling me, they did agree to share their insights for what we may see in the coming year, and without so much as a suggestion of killing a goat. Here are seven of their predictions (yes, yes, we like