Our mission is simple

Make the Internet a safer place for everyone

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our story

Where do we come from?

Thibault & Philippe, two of CrowdSec's founders, used to work in high security hosting, which was a relatively new field back in the 2010’s. They designed a protection stack which would also block IPs that made violations.

One day, one of their clients, a famous sports-oriented e-commerce shop was under attack. It was not a real problem since it was protected by a robust stack, but the hacker used more than 3,000 IP addresses to try to attack the website. This event caused the idea that would be the genesis of CrowdSec.

“What if we share those IPs with our peers and colleagues in the industry? That would cripple this hacker’s operations even further right?”

This was the starting point of a long journey, involving a lot of great minds dead set on designing a Waze-like, lightweight product, that would not only block attacks but also share IPs with its whole user community.

“Safer together” was born. The team started to gather around this idea that instead of being isolated sitting ducks, waiting to be picked one by one by the enemy, we could organize a sort of Internet neighborhood watch.

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We want our team to
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Open-source can
make money ethically!

At CrowdSec, we hire very skilled people and we like them to be dedicated to our mission: making the Internet a safer place for everyone.

How to solve the equation of a solution that should be open source and free, for the greatest number to benefit from it, but at the same time pay our people well?

We had to find a clean, respectful business model that would make us sustainable, while being fair towards the people making the solution stronger: our community.

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Our Manifesto

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Cybercriminals use compromised machines’ IP addresses to stay anonymous. But by teaming together, Sysadmins, Devops & Secops can outnumber and identify them. This is the essence of CrowdSec: a collaborative effort to secure the Internet for the benefit of our countries, companies, institutions, privacies and personal data. Together.

“Through of decades spent working in cyber security, we realized the following: individuals and SMBs need robust security the most and are the ones that get it the least. We wanted to fix that issue and also bring a collaborative aspect to security so people and companies could have each other’s backs. Because security should be accessible to everyone.”

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The Crowdsec team

Automation of hacking, “HackOps”, led to a mass-scale, continuous stream of attacks, representing more than 80% of breaches. Nowadays, an IP is scanned more than 1000 times per day, and worldwide countless hack occur every day. Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in Cybersec investment, banks and industry leaders still fail to defeat hackers. How on earth could an SMB business succeed then?

Well, the game is rigged. Criminals benefit from a very asymmetrical and advantageous position. They only have to succeed once, they choose when to attack you, and attacking you with stolen resources and primarily free tools costs them close to nothing. On the defensive side, with servers to run, deployment, compliance, maintenance, and budgets required to acquire licenses, the complexity is exceptionally high.

At CrowdSec, we think the only viable option is to outnumber cybercriminals through a collaborative cybersecurity effort. We provide the tool, and you empower each other by using it. The best part? It’s free. Forever. Period.

We are a community. Our digital fates are linked. Let’s team up to make the Internet safer, together.

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Everyone is valued equally, regardless of our salaries, positions, and career paths.

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We promote transparent practices and openly share decisions for community trust and insight.

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We promote a positive work culture in which everyone's opinion is respected. We are honest, helpful and we care.

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Freedom & trust

We allow our team members to work from wherever and trust them to deliver.

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We onboard new family members with a dedicated welcome kit and a mentor to hit the ground running and feel at ease from day one.

If our culture matches your personal guidelines, maybe you can help us in our mission !