Phishing Emails

In a growing hostile world, it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard your company’s, your customers’ and your own data and resources. The most common vector for data breaches and data exfiltration is through phishing and phishing emails.

Phishing emails are more prevalent now than they have ever been, and are becoming more sophisticated and much harder to identify.

For those who may not know what a “phish” or “phishing email” is:

It is a form of fraud in which an attacker masquerades as a reputable entity or person and distributes malicious attachments or links and/or attempts extraction of credentials or personal information through various means.

Below are two valuable resources that can teach you more about “phishing.” Please copy the link and paste it into your browser.

The first is a phishing email quiz made by Google – it’s very informative and will show you some techniques on how to spot a potential phish.

The second is a short video made by Cisco that shows some ways attackers can use your publicly accessible info to target you with a phish – and show the potentially detrimental consequences of falling for it.

Some Friendly Reminders:

-Do NOT click on any links from senders you do not trust. Even if it looks legitimate, take a second look before you click. (Verify sender’s address, check the link’s URL)

-You can always ask the sender to verify the email is legitimate (attackers can spoof email addresses)

-Report potential phishing attempts to

Stay diligence and stay safe!

 Matt S.  |  Cybersecurity Analyst, RPI

RPI Group, Inc. Becomes Official Brivo Partner

 Old Ways Don’t Secure New Doors

Fredericksburg, VA – March 2018 – RPI Group, Inc. (RPI) has recently become a Brivo authorized Dealer. Brivo, founded in 1999, is a cloud-based access control provider that has been backed by information security audits since 2009. Brivo earned its STAR certification with the Cloud Security Alliance Security Trust and Assurance Registry and complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Their mission is to provide commercial physical security solutions that are simpler and better than any other technology on the market. To Brivo, that means making the best access control systems in the world at the lowest possible cost for their customers.

Brivo products reach over eight million people at hundreds of thousands of locations. Brivo only sells products and services exclusively through authorized channel partners, such as RPI. Brivo solutions are provided to businesses who want to secure their facilities and manage their physical security with the convenience of cloud technologies and the power of mobile-first solutions.

RPI joined the Brivo team with three certified technicians to offer our clients better security, flexibility, unlimited scalability, and integration with key systems. RPI chose Brivo because they wanted to accompany the millions of users around the globe that trust Brivo to protect their facilities and their people and we believe in continuing to build long term relationships with our current and new customers by providing outstanding technical support.

Founded in 2001, RPI is a privately-held, CVE verified service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB); Small, Woman and Minority-Owned (SWAM) and Virginia Values Veterans (V3) company, providing a variety of tailored services to the National Security Community, the U.S. DOD and the Commercial marketplace. RPI brings together an accomplished team of national security, systems engineering and cyber experts with the experience, relationships, and qualifications to support a wide range of clients.  RPI’s core capabilities include:  Cybersecurity & Secure Wireless Solutions, Network/Systems Architecture & Engineering, Industrial Control Systems Operational Technology (ICS OT), Training & Certification Testing, Research & Development, and Security Services. RPI is headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA with offices in Lexington Park, MD; King George, VA; Charleston, SC; San Diego, CA and Littleton, CO.

RPI Wins Wireless Assessment

Fredericksburg, Virginia – October 25, 2017 - RPI Group, Inc. (RPI) has partnered with Cyberkong (CKI) to complete a wireless security assessment for one of CKI’s commercial clients. RPI will deliver two Enterprise Wireless Security Assessments and subsequent reporting to ensure this organization is utilizing wireless networking technology securely. With the recent discovery of a flaw in the Wi-fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) security standard, it is critical for organizations to validate the integrity of their wireless networks. Additionally, it is critical that any systems that have been patched for this vulnerability are tested to confirm that the patch has been implemented correctly.

CKI provides resilient solutions and cybersecurity for critical assets and infrastructures to government agencies, armed forces, and commercial industries. Their federal and commercial experience, highly skilled workforce, strong management plans, and dynamic security landscape complement the services of RPI enabling the partners to provide their clients with the highest service and engagement possible.

RPI Group is proud to introduce Decision Point's new Cyber Security Book "Get Secure or Get Hacked"

RPI Group’s SVP, William Rybczynski, wrote the forward for a new Cyber Security book, “Get Secure or Get Hacked.” William has over 20 years of cybersecurity technical and training experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. He is professionally certified as a CISSP, CISM, NSA IAM and NSA IEM. He also served 20 years as a United States Marine and was selected as one of the Marine Corps first Information Assurance Technicians (MOS 0689) retiring in 2006 after serving as the Information Assurance Chief, Headquarters, C4 where his responsibilities included management of the Marine Corps Information Assurance Program. 

Author John ‘Lex’ Robinson, a military veteran and security expert, has over 25 years' experience in information technology and secure communications. He has managed small business technical teams as well as consulted global corporations in fields ranging from Security Awareness and Risk Management to Infrastructure Development and Service Delivery Process Improvements. As the founder of Decision Point Security and HU1 Opsec, Lex has turned his attention from a focus on technical solutions and delivery to leading a push for a broader understanding of the human element's impact on cyber security operations. 

Get Secure or Get Hacked shows you how to better protect your family, small business or corporation from hackers and other malicious criminals. You will improve your security with a shift in mindset and simple daily actions that guide you to safety. 

Think about it. 

Are you secure now? What if your PC was hacked and your identity was stolen? What if someone breached your company network and stole your development plans? What if there was a natural disaster that destroyed your technology and home? How would you recover? What would you do? 

More importantly, what if you could have prevented disaster with a few simple changes? 

NOW you can! 

Imagine taking action each day and becoming more secure than the day before, confident that you have done all you can to avoid having your life stolen, your family’s safety compromised or your company put out of business. 

How much more secure will you be? 

John ‘Lex’ Robinson, in his first public release, provides a daily action guide to improve your security starting right now. 

In Get Secure or Get Hacked you will learn. 

• How to identify and safeguard critical information
• How to spot email phishing scams and avoid them
• How to protect yourself and your family from online fraud
• How to safely browse and shop online
• How to apply hacking countermeasures and secure your devices
• And much, much more… 

BONUS MATERIALS INCLUDED – Learn how to complete the HU1Opsec Security Assessment Process, identify your specific risk profile and implement improvements. 


For more information or to purchase, please visit

RPI Group Inc. and Team RPI Training Launch Cloud Training Initiative

Fredericksburg, Virginia – February 4, 2015- RPI Group Inc. and Team RPI Training are proud to announce the launch of their Cloud Training Initiative. Together with the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) and Itpreneurs, RPI is now providing vendor-neutral foundational training to their clients and the community. These courses are designed to "accelerate successful cloud adoption through world-class training and certification.”

Through this training, Team RPI helps businesses and IT professionals prepare for the ever evolving landscape of cloud computing. Students and organizations will gain deep knowledge of the cloud and its possibilities. Students will gain confidence in their skills to demonstrate what they know in today’s market. The CCC offers the broadest portfolio of cloud computing certifications for specific job functions and various experience levels. Extensive research was conducted to highlight those IT roles which are critical for successful cloud adoption and readiness.

The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is an international organization developing cloud readiness and competence through key IT roles and professionals. They have been expanding their members to public sector and academic institutions, cloud service providers, cloud users, cloud training providers, professional associations and international certification bodies across the world.

Founded in 2001, RPI Group Inc. is a privately-held, service-disabled veteran owned small business providing a variety of tailored services to the National Security Community and the Defense Department. RPI is headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA with offices in Lexington Park, MD, Dahlgren, VA, Huntsville, AL, San Diego, CA and Denver, CO. RPI brings together an accomplished team of national security, systems engineering and cyber experts with the experience, relationships, and qualifications to support a wide range of clients.

Why get your Professional Cloud Certification?

As an IT professional, you play a key role in driving adoption of cloud. More and more organizations are investing in cloud technologies and courses. But without an IT team fully trained in cloud competencies, these organizations are unable to get full ROI out of their investment or derive full value from the cloud.

RPI Group makes it easy. Our Training Team schedules and manages a number of Professional Cloud Certification Classes that could play a key role in your professional development and in helping organizations moving to the cloud. Our role-based professional cloud road map will help you find the right professional cloud course for you. Depending upon the course chosen, your IT team can learn maintenance of the cloud platform, the application design process, security management, cloud information architecture or measuring of cloud delivery. All cloud courses are practical, business focused, vendor neutral and role based, and there are no prerequisites.

RPI Group offers five, three-day courses accredited by the Cloud Credential Council complete with an exam and certification. For more information, contact us at or visit our website at