: Practice Advisor, Vulnerability Risk Management

Company Description

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 9000 customers across 120+ countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at www.rapid7.com.

Our Mission

By continuously improving our technology, stemming the creation of risk in the community, and making security more usable and accessible, Rapid7 enables technology professionals to gain the clarity, command, and confidence they need to safely drive innovation and protect against risk. Our product suite helps organizations to quickly predict, deter, detect, and remediate attacks and obstacles to productivity.

The Opportunity

Rapid7 is looking for a passionate, energetic, and proven senior security leader to join our growing Vulnerability Risk Management (VRM) customer practice. In this role, you will bring your hands-on experience building and running successful security teams with responsibility for a VRM Program and share it with Rapids current and prospective customers. In addition, as a member of theVRM Practice leadership team, you will share your learnings from engaging with our customers back into the practice to help guide our technology and service evolution in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. This is an amazing opportunity to be an advocate both internally and externally and to be a key participant in Rapid7s mission to help our customers achieve their security outcomes.

The Role

  • Own the definition and ongoing evolution of the customer outcomes for the Vulnerability Risk Management practice across all products and services within the practice area

  • Provide leadership in the practice team in the form of offering the practitioner and CISO view of challenges, goals and desired outcomes to inform product, support and go-to-customer decision making

  • Be a VM program expert and thought leader, advising and counseling our prospect and customer CISOs and security teams on world class program development and best practices

  • Have experience with the evolution of VRM Programs and their coverage of applications, public cloud environments, containers, and IoT/OT

  • Partner with Rapid7 executive, sales, marketing, customer success and product teams in the management of the Rapid7 strategy and programs to help customers improve their security programs and security outcomes

  • Develop and continuously update Rapid7 recommended cybersecurity strategies that leverage Rapid7 technologies, services, and threat information for improved security outcomes

  • Maintain an expert understanding of the IT threat landscape for the industry, leveraging the Rapid7 research

  • Provide training and mentoring to internal teams and cross-functional team members across the Rapid7 customer engagement and service lifecycle

  • Identify and share industry best practices within the VRM Practice and across all Rapid7 support teams

  • Work across practice advisors in the Rapid7 teams to build cross-functional capabilities and offerings, including product improvements, security consulting offerings, and other Rapid7 offerings like training, playbooks, etc.

  • Present to and engage with prospects, customers, and the security community at large, including C-level executives, both to continue to inform and evolve our security program strategy and to drive awareness and give back to the security community

Traits and Qualifications

  • 8-10+ years enterprise security experience

  • 2-3+ years experience as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or similar practitioner leadership role

  • Boston, MA or Austin, TX location preferred, but not required

  • Willingness to travel up to 50% (when safe and appropriate)

  • Possess the ability to be a cybersecurity expert, and demonstrate deep security domain knowledge and expertise, with experience working with cross-team/matrixed organizations influencing multiple stakeholders across the organization

  • Become an expert on all of Rapid7's products and services

  • Strong verbal, written, and visual communication and presentation skills with proven executive-level engagement and coaching

  • Commitment to speaking and/or contributing content at conferences, trade shows, and industry events

  • BS Engineering / CS / MIS Degree (graduate work a plus) preferred


Employee Testimonials

James Green
Senior Director, Software Engineering

"My favorite memory of being a 'Moose' is our first ever company-wide hackathon in Cambridge. After a fun–filled week for the company kick-off, we still managed to deliver, through the night, on some amazing ideas."

Alexander Jordan
Sales Development Representative

"From my first onsite interview, it was clear that everyone on the Rapid7 Business Development team valued a strong team dynamic and all wanted to work together. This was something that aligned strongly with my values and expectations for my next opportunity and company."

Aniket Menon Rapid7
Aniket Menon
Director, Product Management

"I love the infectious energy and fast–paced nature of the job. Unrelenting progress towards becoming the #1 company in Cyber Security. The sheer number of Products and Services we have launched in the last two years is a staggering achievement."

Tara McAllister
UX Design Intern

"Rapid7 is truly unique. The culture here is like nowhere else; you are treated like a member of the team from the beginning. Everyone is invested in helping you learn and grow. The most exciting experience is getting to have a real world impact on customers."

Becky Anzalone
Senior Manager, Customer Success Management

“It’s not just the customer who benefits from the culture of compassion. Internally, Rapid7 employees look out for each other and work together to solve problems. Oftentimes, this ends up helping all parties. ”

Erran Carey
Lead Software Engineer

"After 8 years, I’d expect to see growth opportunities to slow down. Rapid7 has always given me everything I need to take on new challenges. From intern to team lead, I’ve seen so much growth and the culture always puts us first."