May 26, 2021
Hey friends! Today we're talking with Philippe Humeau, CEO of CrowdSec, which is "an open-source massively multiplayer firewall able to analyze visitor behavior & provide an adapted response to all kinds of attacks. It also leverages the crowd power to generate a global IP reputation database to protect the user network."
I came into this interview not knowing much at all about CrowdSec, so I peppered Philippe with questions such as:
What is CrowdSec?
What problem does it solve?
Who are your competitors?
You're open source...so how do you make $? What's your five-year plan?
You're dealing with a lot of data and metrics...how are you handling data privacy laws and concerns such as GDPR?
What if I fall in love with CrowdSec and want to contribute to making it better?
It was a really fun, transparent and energetic interview - hope you enjoy it!