Simon Forster

CEO

Company: Spamhaus

About: Simon Forster

From the outside looking in people may find Simon somewhat of a dichotomy: he’s a libertarian working for, what could be perceived, a company which blocks and censors internet content. However, Spamhaus isn’t about the censorship of politics, religion, sexuality etc. Spamhaus’ mission is to make the world, and more specifically the internet, a marginally safer place. They do this by observing badness. The team identify domains and IP addresses which are being used by cyber criminals who are intent on making a buck through fraud, malware and spamming. This carefully researched threat intelligence is then consumed by small businesses through to Fortune 100 companies.

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