News & Insights

Topic: Funding

Shadowserver Alliance Launch

October 4, 2022
The Shadowserver Foundation today launched its new Alliance to Continue to Build a Safer, More Secure Internet. The new Shadowserver Alliance partner program will accelerate growth and scale up delivery of no cost cybersecurity and cyber threat intelligence services to internet defender organizations and law enforcement. The Alliance represents a significant expansion to Shadowserver's freely provided internet security services and enables partners, including some of the world’s most trusted organizations such as Mastercard, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Avast, Trend Micro and Akamai, to aid its mission to create a safer, more secure Internet. The Shadowserver Alliance is actively seeking new partners to join us now in the next phase of our journey. As a strong community, we can continue to raise the bar on global cyber security together.

Thanking Our Supporters

August 17, 2022
Publicly thanking all of the generous individuals and organizations who kindly provided financial support to The Shadowserver Foundation during 2020-2022, thereby enabling us to continue providing free, timely, actionable cyber threat Intelligence that raises the bar on Internet security for everyone. We could not continue to serve the Internet defender community without your vision, leadership and generosity. We look forward to continuing to work with you and others who believe in an open, secure, resilient Internet for all, through our soon-to-be-announced Shadowserver Alliance.

More Free Cyber Threat Intelligence For National CSIRTs

April 25, 2022
The UK FCDO have been supporting The Shadowserver Foundation's efforts to provide more free, actionable, daily Cyber Threat Intelligence to National CSIRTs in Africa and the Indo-Pacific. After making some great progress over the past year, we are seeking support from the community to engage some additional countries in the region. Can you help connect us, and the Internet more secure for everyone?

Continuing Our Africa and Indo-Pacific Regional Outreach

December 1, 2021
Shadowserver received funding from the UK FCDO in Q1 2021 for a short surge to improve the support we offered to Africa and the Indo-Pacific region. We achieved some good results, so we are providing some public highlights in this blog post. We are also pleased to announce that we have received some additional FCDO funding to continue these efforts through Q4 2021 and Q1 2022, and hope to further expand our free public benefit service coverage to more National CSIRT and additional network owner (ASNs) in these target regions.

UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office funds Shadowserver surge in Africa and Indo-Pacific regions

March 18, 2021
Can you help Shadowserver sign up more countries/networks in Africa and the Info-Pacific to receive our free daily network reports and help secure the Internet? We are running a UK FCDO funded surge in Feb/March 2021, aimed at increasing outreach and expanding our honeypot sensor network in those regions. We are seeking introductions, contacts and hosting so please get in touch if you can help us achieve these goals.

The Data Center Move - All the Gory Details and Extras

October 16, 2020
As everyone knows now, Shadowserver had a bit of a funding issue earlier this year which caused us to go through the process of needing a new space for our data operations.  A place to call home for all that storage and computing that we do daily.  A new data center was required.  This story will go through that recent history, the actual move, and a few after action and post move things that occurred.  This blog will be partially serious, some tongue in cheek, and some sad comedy, so enjoy our journey.

Fundraising Update - Avast (and Urgent 2020 Target Achieved)

September 8, 2020
Fundraising update: Avast has very generously committed $500,000 USD to support Shadowserver’s public benefit services in 2020, taking us to up to our $2.1M urgent 2020 operational target. Now we can start focusing on long term sustainability in 2021+

Supporting Shadowserver Through Optional Voluntary Invoicing

August 11, 2020
As a non-profit organization, Shadowserver has been funded to date by donations and sponsorship. However, some constituents find international donation logistics difficult. This post introduces the concept of optional voluntary invoicing to support our ongoing public benefit mission. This definitely does not mean that Shadowserver is going commercial in any way - our services continue to be freely available to all who need them. But it does provide organizations who appreciate our services with another potential complementary mechanism for financially supporting us.

The Data Center is Moving to its new Home

July 31, 2020
The Data Center is moving and we expect to be down from 2020-08-14 (Friday) to 2020-08-18 (Tuesday).  This will impact all of our services except incoming email.  Most of our data collection system will remain functional, but we will have no way of importing and reporting anything.  In fact, all reports will be suspended until we come back up.

Fundraising Update - Internet Society

May 27, 2020
Another fundraising update: fellow not-for-profit organisation The Internet Society (ISOC) has very generously provided $400,000 to support our data center move and the continuing operation of Shadowserver’s public benefit services. We thank you ISOC! Getting closer to our urgent 2020 target and can achieve it with the continued help of the community.