Friends of DIVD

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Our Partners

We would be nothing with our partners (we like to call them friends) and therefore we truly appreciate them. Let us know if you want to become a DIVD partner

A2B Internet

A2B Internet

Erik Bais, owner of A2B-Internet was so kind to help us out getting our own Autonomous System. Since then, we have our own IP addresses to scan from.

Atom86

Atom86

Atom86 is sponsoring connectivity and rack space for our scanning infrastructure.

BIT

BIT

BIT is sponsoring hosting space for our websites and mail server capacity.

Cryptshare

Cryptshare

Cryptshare supplies us with licenses for their tooling so we can securely share files.

Cyver

Cyver

Cyver provides us with their cloud platform, Cyver Core, which enables us to deliver security research reports with tickets handling.

ESET

ESET

Dave Maasland, CEO of ESET sponsored DIVD in 2021 by paying most of the costs of our AS. Since 2022 ESET supports us with a serious donation and free licenses

LunaVia

LunaVia

We have our office at LunaVia, which also help us out with administrative tasks and acquiring funding for our DIVD Academy.

Passbolt

Passbolt

Passbolt has been sponsoring the pro subscription for DIVD since 2021.

Protect4S

Protect4S

Protect4S has supported DIVD with expertise on the security of SAP systems and resources to scan the internet for vulnerabilities related to SAP systems

Schouten Zekerheid

Schouten Zekerheid

Schouten Zekerheid Makelaars in Assurantiën is our insurance intermediary and supports us and our cause.

SIDN Fund

SIDN Fund

SIDN Fund provided financial support in 2020 to kick start DIVD.

Schuberg Philis

Schuberg Philis

Schuberg Philis has provided us with support of some of their employees and equipment we have used for our scanning infrastructure.

VM Ware

VM Ware

DIVD is supported by a team of VMware people in building a new scanning infrastructure. This support is backed by the VMware Foundation which provides licenses and funding for hardware.

Communication Manager

Dave Maasland

CEO ESET Nederland

“DIVD is not a project or a regular organisation, it’s a movement, one that lives by the Credo “be the change you wish to see in the world” and we need more of those to progress in the field of digital security.”

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Frequently asked questions

If this F.A.Q. doesn't answer your question, please do not hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to answer your question to the best of our knowledge.

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Is it legal what DIVD is doing?

The Dutch jurisprudence is clear: if you serve a societal need with appropriate means, you are allowed to perform these small hacks in order to prevent the real damaging hacks. Our way of working is approved by the Dutch Public Prosecution Office the National Cyber Security Center.

Why did I receive an email from DIVD / CSIRT?

If we find a vulnerability, we’ll set up a case with all the details we know and how to patch this vulnerability. Then we scan known IP adresses to see if they’re vulnerable and if that’s the case we’ll send out an email to every vulnerable IP adress.

Our emails are personally written by one of our researchers and contain a link to the casefile on the csirt.divd.nl site.

Who works for DIVD?

Most of our volunteers work in cybersecurity as their daily job, this could be at a comercial security company, government or as a freelancer. Some of our volunteers don’t work in security at all but have great interest in making the digital world safer.

All of our volunteers are screened and provided an certificate of conduct. Our code of conduct is sacred, we do not deviate from it.

What type of vulnerabilities do you notify?

Anything that is classified as high risk / high impact. We prioritize the vulnerabilities we work on by various metrics, for instance how big the exposure on the internet is and if it is being actively abused or not.

How can we contribute this initiative?

Join DIVD as a volunteer or as a partner, put security.txt on your website, take action after you’ve received a notification email or make a donation.

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