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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

Rapid7 Releases New Industry Cyber-Exposure Report (ICER): Fortune 500
Today, Rapid7 just released the first in our all-new Industry Cyber-Exposure Report (ICER) series....
Tod Beardsley
Apr 06, 2021
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Introducing the 2020 Vulnerability Intelligence Report: 50 CVEs that Made Headlines in 2020
Our 2020 Vulnerability Intelligence Report examines 50 vulnerabilities from 2020 to highlight exploitation patterns, explore attacker use cases, and offer a practical framework for understanding new threats....
Caitlin Condon
Mar 11, 2021
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NICER Protocol Deep Dive: Internet Exposure of HTTP and HTTPS
Read on to learn more about the internet exposure of HTTP and HTTPS from our 2020 NICER Report....
Tod Beardsley
Jan 29, 2021
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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-2021-22652: Advantech iView Missing Authentication RCE (FIXED)
Advantech iView versions prior to 5.7.03.6112 suffer from an instance of "CWE-306: Missing Authentication For Critical Function."...
Tod Beardsley
Feb 11, 2021
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CVE-2020-7378: OpenCRX Unverified Password Change (FIXED)
OpenCRX version 4.30 and version 5.0-20200717 suffers from an unverified password change vulnerability, which is an instance of CWE-620....
Tod Beardsley
Nov 24, 2020
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Vulntober: Multiple Mobile Browser Address Bar Spoofing Vulnerabilities
Today, we're announcing a coordinated vulnerability disclosure on a set of address bar spoofing vulnerabilities that affect a number of mobile browsers....
Tod Beardsley
Oct 20, 2020
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The Minds Behind the Research
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Tas Giakouminakis
Bob Rudis
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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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