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.