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Our Philosophy

We believe security is the responsibility of all technology users, manufacturers, and intermediaries and that collaboration is the only way to achieve long-term change. That’s why we’re committed to openly sharing security information, helping our peers to learn, grow, and develop new capabilities, and supporting each other in raising and addressing issues that affect the cybersecurity community.

Latest Research

2022 Planning: Metrics That Matter and Curtailing the Cobra Effect
Creating metrics in cybersecurity is hard enough, but creating metrics that matter is a harder challenge still.
Curt Barnard
Jan 18, 2022
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Being Naughty to See Who Was Nice: Machine Learning Attacks on Santa’s List
Like many organizations with big data problems, Santa has turned to machine learning to help him sort through his naughty and nice lists.
Erick Galinkin
Jan 14, 2022
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A Quick Look at CES 2022
The first thing I noticed about CES 2022 was COVID’s impact on the event, which was more than just attendance size.
Deral Heiland
Jan 13, 2022
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Impact Across Industries
Rapid7 researchers constantly work to uncover unknowns as far as technology reaches.
Consumer Technology
It’s hard to imagine our lives without tech glued to our hands. Reality is, security risks are present in even the most unassuming, commonplace devices. Over the years, our researchers have discovered and made public several critical vulnerabilities capable of compromising your personal data and safety in everything from printers, baby monitors, vehicles, and even children’s toys.
Business Technology
It’s no big secret that security has far-reaching impacts on a business—including on its bottom line. The work of our researchers has helped global organizations secure their internal processes, as well as the safety of the customers who rely on them; these improvements can be seen in medical devices, healthcare software, broadcasting equipment, corporate networks, and more.
Public Infrastructure
While most of us don’t spend our days thinking about critical infrastructure, it’s core to the functioning of our world as we know it. Therefore, as the need to innovate it grows, so does our need to secure it. Given our collective dependency on infrastructure, our researchers make it a priority to investigate how to secure emerging tech like smart sensors, while our Public Policy efforts aim to help governments adopt these innovations securely.

Vulnerability Disclosures

Stay ahead of attackers by keeping up with the latest disclosures. Rapid7 is a CVE Numbering Authority, helping drive industry standards for vuln and exposure identifiers and classification. Learn about our Vulnerability and Disclosure Policy.

CVE-2021-20038..42: SonicWall SMA 100 Multiple Vulnerabilities (FIXED)
Over the course of routine security research, Rapid7 researcher Jake Baines discovered and reported five vulnerabilities involving the SonicWall Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series of devices.
Jake Baines
Jan 11, 2022
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CVE-2021-3546[78]: Akkadian Console Server Vulnerabilities (FIXED)
Rapid7 researchers discovered that the Akkadian Console version 4.7, a call manager solution, is affected by two vulnerabilities.
Tod Beardsley
Sep 07, 2021
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CVE-2021-3927[67]: Fortress S03 WiFi Home Security System Vulnerabilities
Rapid7 researcher Arvind Vishwakarma discovered multiple vulnerabilities in the Fortress S03 WiFi Home Security System.
Tod Beardsley
Aug 31, 2021
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The Minds Behind the Research
Meet the Full Team
Tas Giakouminakis
Bob Rudis
Tod Beardsley
Deral Heiland

Where Research Meets the Roadmap

Explore how Rapid7’s unparalleled understanding of attackers makes our products more powerful.

  • Threat feed dashboard informed by Project Heisenberg honeypots in InsightVM
  • Attacker Based Analytics sourced from Projects Sonar and Heisenberg and threat intelligence in InsightIDR
  • Accelerated discovery and coverage of zero-days and other low-notice exploits in InsightVM
  • Discovery of internet-facing assets in InsightVM using integration with Project Sonar
  • Identification of weak or distrusted certs using research on SSL certificate ecosystem
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