6Scan Announces Website Penetration Testing as a Cloud Service

first_imgIt’s still security week, and we’ve got more security related news for you: a brand new company called 6Scan officially announced its security-as-a-service offering today. The company was founded by CEO Nitzan Miron and CTO Yaron Tal, two former cyberdefense specialists for the Israel Defense Forces. The duo has been working in information security since they were teenagers.Starting at $10 a month, 6Scan will scan your website for vulnerabilities and, when possible, automatically fix them. The service is expected to launch in October.6Scan raised an undisclosed amount of series A funding from YL Ventures. YL Ventures’ Managing Partner Yoav Andrew Leitersdorf joined the 6Scan board as part of the investment. 6Scan was seeded by VentureGeeks.The service consists of two components. 6Scan Patrol does automated penetration testing, which the company describes as having a virtual white hat hacker on your side. Meanwhile, 6Scan Bodyguard handles the patching of vulnerabilities.Leitersdorf says the company is targeting small website owners that don’t have the resources to hire security experts. The service will be very light touch – users will sign-up for an 6Scan account, provide credential to the relevant Web applications and the service will do the rest. Leitersdorf says the company is working on partnerships with Web hosting providers as well.Unlike hosted Web application firewall (WAF) services like Cloudflare (coverage) and Incapsula (coverage) 6Scan doesn’t route your traffic through its servers. While the hosted WAFs will detect and block malicious behavior, 6Scan aims to close the vulnerabilities these malicious behavior seek to exploit. We could see these services working together, but Leitersdorf says they haven’t had any conversations with any WAF providers as of yet. A comparison could also be made with malware scanners like Dasient (coverage) and Securi, but what these services do is notify you when your site has been compromised. 6Scan is aiming to prevent this sort of thing from ever happening. It seems like there’s a real opportunity for a bundle here of a hosted WAF, penetration testing, automatic patching and malware detection and repair. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Tags:#cloud#security klint finleylast_img read more

Lalit Modi replies to his 2nd showcause notice

first_imgSuspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi has sent his reply to the second showcause notice served on him, to the BCCI by e-mail.”Yes he has sent it last night,” informed Modi’s legal counsel Mehmood Abdi on Tuesday.Abdi is scheduled to go to the BCCI headquarters in Mumbai on Tuesday to handover the hard copy of the reply which is expected to be just over 24 pages.The showcause notice was pertaining to an e-mail sent to the BCCI by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chairman Giles Clarke in which he had alleged that Modi tried to damage the existing structure of international and english cricket.Modi on Monday filed defamation notice on Clarke, mentioning that the ECB boss has accused the suspended IPL chief of seeking to float a rebel league in England, violating International Cricket Council (ICC) regulations.Modi was also served a third showcause notice on Monday by the BCCI over theatrical rights and 150-second commercial slot in between balls during the telecast of IPL-3.Modi has already replied to the first showcause notice served on him with a staggering 15,000-page response.The first showcause notice alleged that Modi had indulged in murky deals and bid-rigging in IPL.last_img read more

Vipers Strike In TFSA Finals

first_imgIn the B Division, the Northern Vipers went into the game as underdogs with the Central Scorpions previously undefeated in the season. However it was the Vipers who started well gaining an early advantage over their more fancied opponents to take a 2-0 buffer into half-time.Not to be outdone the Scorpions scored first in the second half to cut the deficit to one (2-1) however the young Vipers rallied and hit straight back to score twice in quick succession to extend their lead to 4-1. Despite a late touchdown by the Scorpions it was too little too late as the Northern Vipers claimed an upset win to claim the B Division championship, 4-2.SA Heat 18’s hopeful, Ned Davies starred for the Vipers scoring three touchdowns whilst Pat Organ also crossed the line, while for the Scorpions Paul Avers and Emily Gale were the scorers.The A Grade final also featuring the Northern Vipers and Central Scorpions was billed as a clash of the titans with both teams playing out a 7-all draw in their minor round clash. Many predicted a tight contest and the game certainly lived up to expectations and did not disappoint.In one of the most exciting TFSA League finals in many years both sides attacked hard in the first half but the defence of both teams was strong ensuring a tight, tense contest. It was the Central Scorpions who enjoyed most of the attack in the first half and when they broke the deadlock right on half-time they went into the break with a slight advantage leading 3-2. After the break it was the Vipers who struck first to get the crucial first touchdown which tied the game up again at 3-all, after which a highly entertaining tense nine minutes of defensive play by both teams ensued which was only broken by an unfortunate injury to Central Scorpions playmaker, Jess Ryan.The break gave both teams an opportunity to catch their breath and reload. The brilliant touches on each team’s score lines continued however the Vipers managed to break through at the 13 minute mark to hit the front for the first time in the match, 4-3. With the momentum seemingly shifting to the Vipers late in the match the Scorpions needed to dig deep and they did just that with Luke Thornton making a great play as half to set up his teammate on the wing to level things up once again with 90 seconds remaining, 4-all.No side managed to score in the last 90 seconds and when the siren sounded scores were locked away at 4-4 sending the final to a drop off.The Vipers had the tap when the game resumed and put together an amazing first set of six complete with a monster long ball from Tim Glazebrook which found its target and the Vipers scored on their last touch to put them 5-4 up and in a commanding position.However the drama of this match was not over just yet with the Central Scorpions getting the ball across the line on their last touch however a brilliant touch by the Vipers defence brought the referees together for a conference and rightfully so a touch was called sparking celebrations from the Vipers players who claimed the championship 5-4 in amazing fashion.The Vipers celebrations continued when they were announced as Regional Champions, making it back-to-back TFSA league championships for the Northern Vipers.Three Vipers players were also named series MVP’s with Shane ‘Kiwi’ Marshall from the Eastern Stingrays also featuring in the MVP’s. Mixed TFSA League Most Valuable PlayersB Grade MVP Female – Amanda Sheeky (Northern Vipers)B Grade MVP Male – Shane Marshall (Eastern Stingrays)A Grade MVP Female – Kelly Rowe (Northern Vipers)A Grade MVP Male – Tim Glazebrook (Northern Vipers)The Mixed TFSA League was a resounding success and the final matches demonstrate the improvement in game standard within South Australia with few blow outs occurring this series and a very even playing field. It was great to see so much youth participating in the series with most regions fielding up to 15 under 16’s in their teams which has enormous benefits for the development of the game.TFSA congratulates all teams and thanks its referees, regional coordinators, SOAP members, selectors and players for their efforts this season.This series marked the end of standalone Mixed TFSA League competition with TFSA League expanding to incorporate one large series annually incorporating Mixed, Women’s and Men’s divisions to occur from November to February. This move has been brought about through growth in player numbers.To find out more about TFSA, please visit their website:www.touchsa.com.aulast_img read more

Commentary NHL should have jettisoned plans for Jets return to Canada

Then, there was the issue that the Thrashers were my second-favorite NHL team, after the Blackhawks, of course. There were a few justifications for this. There was Byfuglien. He helped bring the Cup home to Chicago and then he brought my heart to Atlanta with him. Second, there’s the fact that my hometown Chicago Wolves were the American Hockey League affiliate of the Thrashers. Since the move, the Jets became affiliated with the Manitoba Moose, also owned by True North, leaving the Wolves to find a new team to affiliate with. I understand that the Thrashers needed to do something. They were in financial trouble, and they needed a change. I just don’t think they’re going to find their solution in Winnipeg. From a more rational, less-biased angle, I don’t get why True North decided to try its luck with a failing franchise in Winnipeg of all places. This is not Winnipeg’s first attempt at a professional hockey team. The original Winnipeg Jets joined the NHL in 1979, but the team moved to Phoenix and became the Phoenix Coyotes in 1996 due to financial issues in Winnipeg. I’m not sure what True North plans to change, but in my opinion, if it didn’t work out in Winnipeg the first time, it’s not going to work this time either. The Wolves found their new team in the Vancouver Canucks, an organization which I love to hate. I don’t really have a reason for my hostility toward the Canucks (I hated them before the insane rioting after last year’s Stanley Cup Final), but it’s hard to cheer for the Wolves knowing that they’re affiliated with a team I despise. My initial concern was that a few of the former Blackhawks from my beloved 2010 Stanley Cup Championship team were playing on the Thrashers when the move was announced. Dustin Byfuglien, who is perhaps my favorite Blackhawk from the 2010 Chicago team, and Andrew Ladd will forever hold a special place in my heart, and to see them banished to the middle of nowhere was painful, to say the least. When the NHL preseason kicked off last night, the Columbus Blue Jackets took on the Winnipeg Jets in a split-squad contest that, in my opinion, never should have been the schedule. Then there’s the issue that the NHL is more than likely going to have to shift its divisions to accommodate the move. For the 2011-2012 season, the Jets will remain in the Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division, the same division they played in as the Thrashers. But next season, the league will likely realign the conferences rather than shifting Winnipeg alone. This could mean that long-standing rivalries will be split and that teams which have played each other for years may no longer do so, or do so less frequently. I don’t like it. When the Atlanta Thrashers franchise was purchased by True North Sports and Entertainment and relocated to Winnipeg earlier this year, I took it personally. Not only do I not understand the move from a business standpoint, but as a Chicago hockey fan, I was outraged when I first heard about it. read more