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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 Industry Cyber-Exposure Report: FTSE 250+
Today, Rapid7 released our third Industry Cyber-Exposure Report (ICER) examining the overall exposure of the companies listed in the FTSE 250 index. The FTSE 250 is a capitalisation-weighted index of organisations listed on the London Stock Exchange maintained by the FTSE Group. The index is based on...
boB Rudis
6 11, 2019
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Rapid7 Threat Report Meets MITRE ATT&CK: What We Saw in 2019 Q1
Rapid7 recently released the Q1 edition of our Quarterly Threat Report, which is fueled by findings from our managed detection and response service team, incident response service engagements, and internet-scale projects Sonar and Heisenberg. Each quarter, we aim to offer a broad perspective of the threat...
Meaghan Donlon
6 06, 2019
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Rapid7 Quarterly Threat Report: 2019 Q1
Winter is over and spring is in full bloom, which means it’s time again for our newest Quarterly Threat Report. In this quarter, we look at the set of industries most commonly targeted, the continued use of remote entry, and the most common phishing sites seen by industry. Also, for the first time, we...
Michelle Martinez
5 28, 2019
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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.
The Minds Behind the Research
Meet the Full Team
Tas Giakouminakis
Tas Giakouminakis
Bob Rudis
Bob Rudis
Derek Abdine
Derek Abdine
Tod Beardsley
Tod Beardsley

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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