HDR Global Trading Limited, operator of the BitMEX cryptocurrency trading platform, has become a Shadowserver Foundation sponsor, providing US$400,000 over the next four years as a member of the non-profit’s new industry alliance for Internet security.
Founded 16 years ago, The Shadowserver Foundation is supported entirely by sponsorships and charitable donations. It is one of the world’s leading resources for Internet security reporting and malicious activity investigation.
Shadowserver provides free public services for the online community, helping Internet service providers (ISPs) to identify and quarantine malware infections and botnets, via daily cyber security network reports.
These reports are relied upon by the global community, serving 109 national computer emergency response teams (CERTs) in 138 countries, more than 4,800 vetted network owners and 90% of the Internet (by IPv4 space and ASN).
Shadowserver also provides behind-the-scenes technical support for many of the biggest Law Enforcement cybercrime disruption efforts.
Samuel Reed, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer:
“Shadowserver is an extremely highly regarded player in the botnet defence community. They work tirelessly and make a tangible difference to ensure the Internet is more secure for all users. Cross-industry collaboration is going to be essential to the future security of the Internet at large, and not least the cryptocurrency industry. We’re keen to play our part championing security over the long term by supporting such a brilliant organisation.”
Shadowserver Director Richard Perlotto:
“We thank Sam and the team for their rapid response to our call for help. They understand the benefits of a safe, more secure Internet, that is free for the global community. As a non-profit organisation, we believe that no one should have to pay to find out that they have been a victim of cybercrime. We welcome HDR into our new industry alliance and look forward to collaborating with them on free and fair cyber security services.”
In March, Shadowserver issued a call for new sponsors to help it continue operations and move to a new data centre. If you would like to support Shadowserver, you can find out more here: https://www.shadowserver.org/news/saving-shadowserver-and-securing-the-internet-why-you-should-care-how-you-can-help/