November 14–16, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Randy Caldejon

CEO & Cofounder
at CounterFlow AI, Inc

As co-founder and CEO, Randy leads the company vision, innovation, and execution. He is a widely-respected authority in network security monitoring and an active supporter of the Suricata project since the beginning. In his spare time, Randy enjoys biking, fly fishing, and instrumenting his farm with IoT sensors. He holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and a MEng in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Pierre Chifflier

Head of the Intrusion Detection Lab (LED) at ANSSI (French National Information Security Agency)

Pierre is interested in various security topics such as Operating Systems, boot sequence, compilers and languages, and new intrusion detection methods. He’s also trying to link all these topics by improving detection tools, writing safe parsers and deploying tools in a secure architecture. He is also a Debian Developer and has been involved in Free Software for a long time.

Champ Clark III

at Quadrant Information Security

Champ Clark III (@dabeave666) is the CTO at Quadrant Information Security and is the lead developer of the Sagan log analysis engine (GPLv2).

Peter Czanik

at Balabit

Peter is an engineer working as evangelist at Balabit, the company that developed syslog-ng. He assists distributions to maintain the syslog-ng package, follows bug trackers, helps users and talks regularly at conferences (SCALE, All Things Open, FOSDEM, Libre Software Meeting, and others). In his limited free time he is interested in non-x86 architectures, and works on one of his PPC or ARM machinesact:

Robert Haist

Head of Threat Detection & Hunting

Robert is leading the technical development team for the Threat Detection & Hunting managed security service at DCSO. He has a strong background in incident response consulting to detect and mitigate attacks on corporate and public networks. He believes in the power of Open Source Software for modern IT-security challenges and is a contributor to the Debian project.

Jason Ish


Jason is a professional software developer with over a decade of experience developing and integrating open source solutions in the security and networking fields. Jason’s experience covers device drivers right up to user interfaces, including co-founding and acting as a CTO of an IDS integrator which was later acquired. Jason currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada.

Victor Julien

Founder & Lead Programmer

Victor has been active as a software developer in the infosec community for many years. He is the creator of the Vuurmuur Firewall project, has been one of the developers at the Snort_inline IPS project. Victor has spent the last years doing contract development on Open Source security software including significant additions to Snort. At the end of 2007, he started development on the OISF codebase on which he now leads the development effort. He maintains a blog at and uses twitter at

Chris Knott

Software Engineer
& Systems Architect

My name is Chris. I have been a software engineer, systems architect, and consultant in the field of telecommunication security for over 15 years. I am based in a small town near Munich in Germany. My playgrounds are large packet switched networks. Finding creative ways to analyse and exploit such networks is my day-to-day job. Regarding Suricata: My first contact was at TROOPERS17 where I attended the 2-day training. Since then I have used Suricata quite frequently for network analysis.

Christian Kriebich

at Corelight

As an engineer at Corelight, Christian helps commercialize one of his first NSM loves: the Bro network monitor. Prior to Corelight he lead the networking team at Lastline. He’s also a researcher in the networking group at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, and misses the days on the OISF advisory board.

Peter Manev

Security Solution Architect
at OISF / Stamus Networks

Peter has 15 years experience in the IT industry, including enterprise-level IT security practice. An adamant admirer and explorer of innovative open source security software, Peter is currently a Security Solution Architect. Peter maintains some additional info points of interest about Suricata:,, and

Kelley Misata

Executive Director

Kelley combines over 15 years in business with a passion for facilitating conversations around responsible digital citizenship, digital safety, and free speech online. She combines her skill in strategic business development with her unique peerspective as a survivor of cyberstalking. Drawing on current trends and conversations in digital security with local and federal law enforcement, information security experts and national resources she creates strategies incorporating the human side of information security. Kelley holds a BS in Marketing, an MBA and a PhD in Information Security from Purdue.

Jos Schellevis

Chief Technology Officer
at Deciso B.V.

Jos Schellevis likes to describe himself as a creative thinker, entrepreneur, and engineer at heart with a passion for open source. As Chief Technology Officer at Deciso B.V. and core member of the OPNsense community project, he is a technology enthusiast and innovator. In his spare time Jos enjoys cooking, a good glass of wine, and watching detectives. He graduated from Rotterdam University of Applied Technology and has over 20 years of experience in networking and telecommunications.

Sascha Steinbiss

Senior Security Engineer

Sascha has a background in bioinformatics and efficient sequence pattern search algorithms. After several years of using his skills to analyze pathogen genomes, he decided in 2016 to focus on other challenging threats instead. As a Senior Security Engineer at DCSO, he now helps build and run the network security monitoring infrastructure that forms the basis of DCSO’s Threat Detection and Hunting service. He is also a Debian Developer and occasional contributor to the Debian packaging effort for Suricata and its ecosystem.

Josh Stroschein

at Dakota State University

Dr. Josh Stroschein has spent over a decade as a programmer, security researcher, and consultant with a focus on malware analysis, exploits, reverse engineering, and web application security. His other expertise includes penetration testing, incident response and software development. Dr. Stroschein has a PhD from Dakota State University where he is also a full-time professor. In addition, Dr Stroschein is a senior consultant and trainer for VDA labs, Pluralsight course author, and malware analyst for Bromium.

Anton Tyurin

Head of Attack Detection Team
at Positive Technologies

Anton focuses on threat hunting and creating new techniques to detect modern adversaries.

Eugene Ustinov

Security Researcher at Positive Technologies Attack Detection Team

Eugene is a security researcher at Positive Technologies Attack Detection Team. In everyday tasks he meets malware analysis, IDS signatures development, and network forensics.


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