Rift Recon Blog

In Pictures: A Peek Behind The Scenes at Rift Recon

By Info | August 13, 2013

We’re getting a lot of great questions about how we create and document our products, make our selections, design our trainings, and more. Here’s a peek behind the scenes at Rift. This photo session with our Director of Products and Vendor Relations (internally known as Director of Armamentarium) Austin Appel shows the ‘Making Of’ some…

Announcing the Rift Recon Newsletter

By Info | August 12, 2013

We’ve started a Rift Recon newsletter. We’re looking forward to sharing a few things that excite us with you every week, such as news, links, tools and products, and upcoming events as related to physical security. Here’s to growing a robust and informed community. Want to join the list? Sign up via our webform on…

Black Hat USA 2013 and DEF CON 21 Recap

By Info | August 10, 2013

Ten days in Las Vegas sounds like a lot of fun to some people, or a long time for other people. But for the Rift Recon team, the time flew by as we attended and demoed our new Red Team bag at Black Hat USA 2013, BSides Las Vegas and DEF CON 21. These three…

Our Baby, Red Team Kit version 1 Has Arrived

By Info | July 31, 2013

Independently, we have decades of experience poured into the first version of the RTKv1 containing over 45 tools. We’re extremely proud of this first edition and expect that with time and further input from the community, a complete rethink in how Red Teaming and Pen-Testing is done.  At Rift Recon, we believe that you should…

Rift Recon Announces Exploit Hub Partnership

By Info | July 30, 2013

Today at BlackHat USA 2013, Rift Recon and Exploit Hub jointly announced and launched the new ExploitHub Hardware Initiative.  We’re excited to share the news; Rift will be exclusively curating and developing ExploitHub’s new Hardware section – the Hardware Initiative includes two new categories in ExploitHub’s marketplace for Hardware, and associated Firmware, respectively. ExploitHub wrote…

The Conference You Should Be Attending: The Lancaster Lock Show

By Info | July 28, 2013

Field Report by Schuyler Towne I had the distinct pleasure to attend and speak at the Lancaster Lock Show last weekend, and was treated to an absolute smorgasbord of amazing locks and incredible people. Among the highlights for me were: Finally getting a lead on a Norman lock. This is the production version of Norman…

You Got Mail…. in Antarctica?!

By Info | July 24, 2013

Last week we put out our first call for free stickers and the response was great! Today we sent out our first batch of mail with a variety of stickers that we know you’ll love. So anyone who sent us a correctly formatted address that can receive standard postal mail should receive them within a…

Pick Set ZIEH-FIX Pick Needle Set “Novum” Review

By Info | July 16, 2013

For a mere 96 pounds you could be the proud owner of what looks like a compact pickset – the German made Pick Set ZIEH-FIX Pick Needle Set “Novum" But upon further examination it turns out this pickset is not what it appears to be at all. This is a manual Electronic Pick Gun (EPG).…

Books, Journals, and Other Resources

By Info | July 8, 2013

As we draw closer to the official launch of Rift Recon on July 27th, staff here at Rift have been discussing which written resources we utilize in our daily work to get the job done. From that conversation, we drew up an initial list – and then realized that our readers, friends and clients might…

Rift Recon: One Sheet

By Info | June 25, 2013

This weekend, we at Rift Recon finished our one sheet. In fact, we like it so much that we’re going to make it our “About” page. Rift Recon Physical Security Specialists Analysis | Verification | Instruction and Outfitting | Expert Referrals | Assessment riftrecon.com | @riftrecon | @ericmichaud Rift Recon tailors its clients from a…


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