April 15th, 2014 March’s Art of Escape was all about new faces, strange places, and facing unexpected obstacles with exceptional results. The first major change was staff-related: Rift Recon was thrilled to welcome Brian O’Shea to the team as a Trainer and Senior Intelligence Advisor. Brian brings over twenty years of intelligence and tactical risk…

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AFTER ACTION REPORT: January’s Art of Escape By now, you’ve certainly heard about Rift Recon’s most successful mission to date: the debut of our Art of Escape training in January. We ran our participants through numerous tutorials, tests, and tribulations, and though they emerged in one piece, smiling for the camera at their “graduation,” it…

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Rift Recon is hiring and we’re pretty sure some of the people reading this post will be a perfect fit. All in a days work We’re based in San Francisco and have primary team members in different parts of the US. Rift is growing fast and we’re about to introduce a range of new retail…

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We’re extremely pleased with what the team here has accomplished in the first six weeks since Rift’s official launch. We have a new partnership with ExploitHub, our online store is open and stocked, we’re running fast with a newsletter every week, and we’re putting new products online every chance we get… Now we get to…

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Last night – while you were sleeping – the Rift Recon Store went live. After processing our first orders this morning, we’re excited to announce that the launch is now official: the Rift Recon Store offers the highest quality physical security and penetration testing products and kits, and trainings, available anywhere. The Rift Recon Store…

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This is the 12 piece lockpick set offered by the TOOOL organization, designed by their members to open as many locks possible with the least amount of effort. I have been testing this set for nearly a week now and I will share my findings with you. Upon initial inspection I found the picks themselves…

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At Defcon 21 earlier this month ExploitHub and Rift Recon held #LOLBitcoin, a party at a two story Sky Villa in the Palms Hotel. In order to get in, guests had to solve a multi-phase crypto challenge (Walkthrough posted on the ExploitHub blog) or receive a VIP pass. Here Rift Recon engineer John Norman describes…

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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…

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