The Valley on ESPN3 Box Score (PDF) Watch Live at University of Evansville 10/6/2017 – 7 p.m. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Preview Live Stats Story Links Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team extended its winning streak to eight matches with a 3-0 win over visiting Bradley, Saturday, Sept. 30, evening at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs also improved to 4-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference to record the program’s best start to league play since 1996.Drake (15-3, 4-0 MVC) won with by scores of 25-19, 27-25, and 25-23. Drake had two players with double-doubles including Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa), who tied with Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) for the team lead in kills with 17 kills. Inderski added 16 digs for her seventh straight double-double while Cheek chipped in 10 digs.”The outsides, Kyla and Cathryn, led the offense and carried the team for much of the match tonight,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “It was huge for them, but for our total offense it wasn’t great, and we needed to find more balance on offense tonight.”Kylee Macke (Altoona, Iowa) was tops in the digs column for Drake with 20 and Paige Aspinwall (Maple Grove, Minn.) led the team with 30 assists.Bradley (7-12, 0-5 MVC) was led by Erica Haslag’s 10 kills while Rosado Yavianliz had 21 digs. The loss was the Braves’ fifth-straight to Drake.In the first set, Drake fought off an early push from Bradley with a 6-0 run including three-straight kills from Inderski who had seven in the set to open the match. Drake maintained its lead the rest of the way to win the set 25-19.The second set was much more competitive, coming down to the wire and requiring extra points to determine a winner. Drake won the set, 27-25, by winning the last three points off of two kills from Inderski and the final kill from Cheek. Inderski added another seven kills in the set to bring her total to 14 through two sets.The final set was another tight one with eight ties and four lead changes until Drake pulled away, 25-23. The Bulldogs came out hot, but the Braves answered back to keep the set close. Bradley gained some late momentum and took the lead at 23-21 with a 6-1 run. However, Drake fought back and finished the game on a 4-0 run to close out the set with back-to-back kills from Inderski.”I’m certainly glad we got the win tonight,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “I’m not thrilled with our performance. I felt like we were off and got into a lot of long rallies where we weren’t terminal offensively. It seemed like we were passive early on and we had some miscommunications.”The Bulldogs take their eight-game win streak and perfect Valley record on the road next weekend with matches at Evansville and Indiana State, Oct. 3 and 4, respectively. Both matches will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3.Print Friendly Version
Enterprises are teaming up with Bugcrowd, a crowdsourced security organization that helps fight back against the persistent hackers and vulnerabilities in software.According to Bugcrowd, the first bug bounty program was created in late 1995 by Jarrett Ridlinghafer, a technical support engineer at Netscape. The goal was to find bugs in Netscape’s Navigator 2.0 Internet browser, providing those that found bugs with a cash reward.Bug bounty programs continued to grow, and a big breakthrough came when Google introduced its Vulnerability Reward Program for the company’s web applications in 2010. Since its launch of this program, Google has rewarded bug hunters more than US$6 million, according to Bugcrowd.(Related: Researchers are working on software that automatically detects bugs)Today, much like the Wild West, bug bounty programs encourage security researchers and every-day hackers to get involved and find the dangerous vulnerabilities, for which they are rewarded with cash. Bugcrowd has gathered well over 32,000 security researchers to form one large community of bug bounty hunters, and all researchers come from different backgrounds or experience levels, and hail from more than 110 countries, according to CEO and founder of Bugcrowd Casey Ellis. Currently, Bugcrowd’s proprietary vulnerability disclosure platform is deployed by companies like Barracuda Networks, Jet.com, Pinterest, Tesla Motors and Western Union Other large enterprises are hopping on the bug-hunting bandwagon, like the Fiat Chrysler, which recently joined to leverage its community of cybersecurity researchers.In order to make sure their connected vehicles are as safe as can be, Fiat Chrysler needs the Bugcrowd community’s help to identify potential product security vulnerabilities, implement fixes and mitigate controls after testing, according to Ellis. Since connected vehicles do involve a certain amount of risk when it comes to cybersecurity, each bug detected will allow customers to drive their vehicles safely, and they will ultimately be the real winners, according to Ellis.“[Fiat Chrysler] has always made the security of their cars a top priority, standardizing and innovating security features since 1924,” said Ellis. “As the attack surface of cars has expanded from just the physical realm to the cyber world, they have taken a new approach to product security in their commitment to helping keep drivers and passengers safe.”Fiat Chrysler is looking forward to security researchers discovering potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and according to senior manager of security architecture Titus Melnyk, those who take the time to experiment, find vulnerabilities and report them safely deserve to be rewarded, which is why the company has agreed to pay hackers for their bug-hunting skills. A reported vulnerability could earn a bug bounty of $150 to $1,500. Based on the nature of the vulnerabilities, it’s possible that Fiat Chrysler will disclose some of these potential vulnerabilities.Web, mobile, IoT and hardware security researchers can get started hunting for Fiat Chrysler bugs by signing up on Bugcrowd and creating a profile. Once approved, they can begin hacking on the public programs. Over time, Ellis said member of the crowd can gain recognition and reputation on the leaderboard, and get access to private programs with higher payouts.
API development platform provider Postman has released the results of their 2017 State of API Survey which gathered insight from their community of 3.5 million developers on API usage, technologies, tools and concerns.Some of Postman’s key findings show that around 70 percent of Postman developers spend more than a quarter of their week working with APIs; most development work involved private and internal APIs, though public APIs have their place; microservices were identified by respondents as the most interesting technology for 2017; and that documentation was one area that needs general improvement, with respondents providing concrete suggestions for how this could be done.One irony of the findings lies in developers’ call for improved API documentation, while showing an aversion to documenting their own APIs. While there were many suggestions for what sorts of improvements could be made, according to the survey, the two most important were standardization and better code examples. “We conducted this survey so our entire community could better understand the API ecosystem from the developer’s perspective,” Abhinav Asthana, Postman’s co-founder and CEO, said in the announcement. “The Postman community is made up of API power users, and their insight about APIs and how to work with them should inform the direction of the industry.”Postman hopes that its findings will be of use to workers in leadership and in development.“The findings provide insights for a range of API developers and decision makers,” the company’s announcement reads. “API developers and technical leads can use this data to identify and analyze current norms within the API community — technologies, time and energy expended, and where future focus will develop. IT leaders and managers can use this data to discover the needs of development teams within the organization. C-level executives can use this data to inform plans to acquire necessary talent and tools to support upcoming deliverables.”