Shadowserver is a non-profit many have never heard of, yet it plays a vital role in protecting the internet. Now it needs helps to survive.
The Shadowserver Foundation was started in 2004 and serves as one of the preeminent sources of information for internet security professionals. The foundation scans the entire internet multiple times a day; creates activity reports for vetted subscribers and law enforcement; and keeps a massive database of malware for researchers to study.
Despite the foundation’s important work, in an announcement on the website, Shadowserver says it “urgently needs your financial support, to help quickly move our data center to a new location and continue being able to operate our public benefit services.”
Shadowserver strikes an optimistic tone, confident it will receive the help it needs.
“We are confident that, with the help of our sponsors, constituents and the community, The Shadowserver Foundation can continue this important fight and serve you all even more effectively, for many years to come. We need to ensure that victims of cybercrime continue to be protected, and the cybercriminals do not win. We look forward to working together with you all to find the right solution for everyone.”
There are few companies that do more to protect the internet than Shadowserver, meaning saving it is a worthwhile goal. Individuals interested in becoming sponsors can do so here.