Shadowserver, an Internet Guardian, Finds a Lifeline
The internet security group Shadowserver has a vital behind-the-scenes role; it identifies online attacks and wrests control of the infrastructure behind them. In March, it learned that longtime corporate sponsor Cisco was ending its support. With just weeks to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to move its data center out of Cisco’s facility—not to mention an additional $1.7 million to make it through the year—the organization was at real risk of extinction. Ten weeks later, Shadowserver has come a long way toward securing its financial future.