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By using the initial funding of US$1 million from Rapid7 the organization has announced the creation of Rapid7 cybersecurity foundation.Rapid7 cybersecurity foundation is a conscious effort to educate people about security. The aim is to promote a diverse workforce with open security solutions and back those who lack a voice in advancing security.

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Thousands of firms around the world utilize Rapid7’s corporate cybersecurity technologies to detect hacker incursions and monitor their networks and software for security issues.

What is Rapid7

Rapid7 is a security data and analytics firm that helps businesses take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. Rapid7 technology, services, and research are trusted by organizations all around the world. The firm’s Insight cloud provides visibility, analytics, and automation that helps security teams decrease vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, analyze and shut down attacks, and automate mundane activities.


Rapid7 provides a number of cybersecurity services with their advanced technology.  Here we will discuss a few of them.

Threat Intelligence

Rapid7 Threat Command is a powerful external threat intelligence solution that identifies and mitigates attacks aimed directly at your company, employees, and consumers. Threat Command enables you to make smart decisions and respond quickly to safeguard your organization by proactively monitoring hundreds of sources throughout the clear, deep, and black web.


Application security features include authentication, authorization, encryption, logging, and application security testing. InsightAppSec is part of Rapid7’s security suite, and it provides Dynamic Application Security Testing for application security experts who are more experienced. Apps are becoming increasingly complex, leveraging complicated JavaScript frameworks such as React and Angular, which provide a richer experience and a faster path to full feature sets, but also pose security problems.


Cloud security, commonly referred to as cloud computing security, is a set of security measures aimed at safeguarding cloud-based infrastructure, applications, and information. User and device verification, data and resource access management, and data privacy protection are all ensured by these procedures. With a modern, integrated, and automated approach, InsightCloudSec secures your cloud infrastructure from development to production.


Rapid7’s security orchestration, automation, and response solution also known as SOAR solution. InsightConnect, allows you to speed up time-consuming, manual incident handling and vulnerability management operations.

Vulnerability Management

Rapid7 Insight, which debuted in 2015, combines Rapid7’s vulnerability research, exploit knowledge, global attacker behavior, Internet-wide tracking data, exposure analytics, and real-time reporting to provide a fully available, scalable, and effective way to collect your vulnerability data and turn it into answers. This platform is used by InsightVM for live vulnerability and endpoint analytics. 

Services by Rapid7 Cybersecurity 

There are a number of services provided by Rapid7 to ensure the security of your organization. Few of the important services are discussed below.

  • Penetration Testing 

Rapid7’s Penetration Testing Services will imitate a real-world attack on your networks, applications, devices, or people to show you the security level of your critical systems and infrastructure and what it will take to strengthen it. Knowing your vulnerabilities and how attackers might exploit them is a good thing. You can get an attack storyboard that walks you through intricate chained attacks, scorecards that compare your environment to best practices from an attacker’s perspective, and positive findings that highlight which security controls you have that are effective with this service.

  • Response Services 

Rapid7’s detection and response services will assist you in keeping a close eye on your network’s activity and ensuring you have a plan in place to respond when someone gains access. As a security professional, your job is to make attackers’ lives as difficult as possible while continuously reducing your attack surface. Organizations must supplement their preemptive efforts with attack detection and response capabilities that can track down attackers once they’re inside, give them a hard time, and ensure they can’t return.

  •  IoT Security Services

Everything around you is constantly connected and communicating, exchanging data with other devices and uploading it to the global internet to improve the performance of your automobile, home, factory and business.  It’s difficult to deny the popularity and pervasiveness of IoT, as well as its value. Many are vulnerable to vulnerabilities, but security teams frequently lack the time and expertise to protect connected devices on their own. Rapid7 understands the complexities of IoT and connected systems and will evaluate the highest risk systems and communications, allowing you to focus on the entry points that matter.

Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation 

Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas serves as the chair of the foundation, which has already donated $50,000 to the Institute for Security and Technology to support an effort to develop better, more affordable ransomware-fighting tools. Rapid7, a Boston-based cybersecurity firm, is now investing $1 million in establishing a foundation to train more women and people of color for cybersecurity jobs, as well as to provide high-quality, low-cost security tools to nonprofit organizations and local government agencies.

“The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation is a natural progression of Rapid7’s focus on social good and our work to promote security for all,” said Corey Thomas, Rapid7’s chairman and CEO, and chair of the Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation. “Through the Foundation, we can advance cybersecurity in general, with a particular emphasis on closing the security gap in underrepresented, underserved, and under-resourced communities.”

The organization is said to invest in the following areas to build a prosperous and digital environment. 

  1. STEM education to provide diversity and inclusion in technology to make cybersecurity accessible to all.
  2. Organizations that are volunteering in building cybersecurity solutions and open source tools.
  3. Research purpose to strengthen the awareness of cybersecurity.

Grants from the Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation will be strategically allocated to programs that align with its mission. The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) received the first grant in January for $50,000 to support the organization’s Ransomware Task Force. The Foundation anticipates that its next grants will help organizations where Rapid7 is already familiar with the community’s needs, and that these grants will be announced in the coming weeks. It does not make grants that are outside of its funding priorities, and it does not accept unsolicited grant requests.

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