The CrowdSec Manifesto - The open-source & multiplayer security solution

The CrowdSec Manifesto

Cybercriminals use compromised machines’ IP addresses to stay anonymous. But by teaming together, Sysadmins, Devops & Secops can outnumber them and burn all their precious masks. That is the essence of CrowdSec: a collaborative cybersecurity effort to secure the Internet, our countries, companies, institutions, privacies, personal data. All together.

“Throughout a couple of decades working in cyber security, we could realize 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 available to everyone.”

The CrowdSec team

Automation of hacking, “HackOps”, led to a mass-scale, continuous, stream of attacks, which now represents more than 80% of breaches. Nowadays, an IP is scanned more than 1000 times per day and a very high number of hacks occurs every day worldwide. Even with hundreds of millions of dollars in security investment, banks and industry leaders still failed to defeat criminals. How on earth could an SMB business succeed then? 

Well, the game is rigged. Intruders benefit from a very asymmetrical game and advantageous position. They only have to succeed once, they choose when to attack you, and attacking you cost them close to nothing since they use stolen resources and mostly free tools. In the meantime, with servers to run, deployment, compliance, maintenance, budgets required to acquire licenses, the complexity on the defender side is extremely high.

At CrowdSec, we think the only viable option is to outnumber cybercriminals, through a collaborative cybersecurity effort. We provide the tool, you empower everyone 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.