Pwns for sale: Scythe prepares a marketplace for sharing simulated hacks


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As we noted earlier this week, there’s been a lot of action in the information-security industry around automation of tasks that typically get labelled as either penetration testing or “red teaming.” The two are related but not quite the same—and there are obvious limits on how much can be passed off to an “as-a-service” type solution. But Ars has been looking at some of the early movers in security-testing tools for some time, and one is about to put a totally different spin on what “as-a-service” can do.

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