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CrowdSec selected as part of inaugural Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity cohort

CrowdSec joins the Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity and will participate in the three-month program to gain skills to grow to help combat cybercrime through collaborative threat intelligence and open security.

CrowdSec, the open-source collaborative cybersecurity solution, has been selected as part of the inaugural cohort of startups to partake in Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity. Announced at Google’s Fostering Cyber Innovation and Security in Europe event in Brussels, Belgium, this three-month program provides cybersecurity startups with essential growth skills, internationalization strategies, and Google tools & products to help them scale.

As part of the Growth Academy, CrowdSec co-founder and CEO Philippe Humeau will work with a mix of Google and external industry experts in a series of workshops, receiving mentoring across strategy, sales, and partnerships. While the program is hybrid, two further face-to-face events will be held with the founders in other European cities. To qualify for the Growth Academy, CrowdSec, which completed its €14M Series A funding round in October 2022 and has 100,000+ users, had to fulfill requirements in the area of fundraising, international scalability, usership and cybersecurity capabilities. The Paris-based threat intelligence company offers participative behavioral protection from malicious IP addresses, leveraging the power of its user base to identify and defend against bad cybersecurity actors. 

“As we continue developing our technical stack and expanding our network & community, being a part of this program has come at exactly the right time,” said Humeau. “We are at a pivotal moment for cybersecurity, so being recognized by Google and getting to learn alongside fellow rising stars and new innovators in the space is in line with our philosophy of there being strength in collaboration.” 

The Google for Startups Growth Academy: Cybersecurity program begins in April – additional information on CrowdSec can be found at CrowdSec.net.

About CrowdSec:

CrowdSec is a French cybersecurity startup founded in January 2020. They produce a participative, open-source intrusion prevention and detection system able to assess the reputation of any IP address based on its behavior. By analyzing IP address behaviors, CrowdSec provides customized remediation for over 150 types of attack. Each time an IP address is blocked, all community members are informed so they can also block it, enabling users to protect each other. Already used in 175+ countries, CrowdSec is building the world's first and largest community-fueled CTI network to effectively secure individuals, companies, institutions etc.

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