Philippe has been a Suricata developer for 2 years. He is the CEO and founder of Catena cyber, providing cybersecurity services from France.
Shivani graduated in 2016 and started her career with Python development. She was an intern with the Netfilter project and also a recipient of a scholarship from The Linux Foundation. She has been associated with several open-source communities ever since and promotes women in STEM. Shivani does not have a particular place of stay but she’s found somewhere in India for most of the year.
Pierre is the head of the intrusion detection lab (LED) at ANSSI (French National Information Security Agency). He 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
Champ works at Quadrant Information Security as the CTO. He is the primary developer of open source project Meer.
Nick is a Go-To-Market leader for networking and security services at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He enjoys designing cloud networking solutions for enterprise businesses. Prior to AWS, Nick held engineering and product management positions in the managed networking services sector.
Bastien is an engineering cybersecurity student at TELECOM Nancy, France, working on a research project under the supervision of Philippe Antoine, an associate-professor at TELECOM Nancy and contributor to the Suricata project.
Juliana graduated in 2014 in Information Systems and has a diverse background in technology and entrepreneurship. Her experience includes working with Robot Soccer in Mixed Reality environments, Customer Development, mentoring young women in tech, and technical support. She started working with OISF through an internship with Outreachy. She strongly believes in the power of diversity and inclusion, communities, knowledge sharing, and giving back. Juliana currently lives in Portugal.
Joe currently runs the Vulnerability Management program at General Motors. In his previous roles at GM, he has been a security analyst and security engineering. In those roles he was responsible for architecting, building, deploying, and maintaining hundreds of Suricata sensors. Joe earned a BA in Information Technology from Washington and Jefferson College, and a MS in Information Security Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
At General Motors Tim started work with the Global Telecom group engineering firewall rules and was introduced to NSM working on a project deploying physical sensors. Tim’s experience with Suricata began about 5 years ago when he joined the cyber defense organization and began working the application stack of NSM. In his current role Tim is involved in the design, deployment, and validation of NSM globally for General Motors. Tim holds a MSCIS with a focus on security from Boston University. In his spare time he enjoys dabbling in electronics, woodworking, gardening, and getting out in nature.
Leonard is the Founder/President/CEO of Netsecuris LLC founded in the year 2000. Netsecuris is a leading Managed Cyber Defense and Incident Response Provider specializing in providing cybersecurity protections to the Critical Infrastructure sectors (Maritime, Oil/Gas, Electric Energy, Manufacturing, Transportation). Leonard has over 40 years of hands-on technical management experience including over 22 years in cybersecurity. He has spoken on many cybersecurity topics at conferences around the world and has written many cybersecurity whitepapers. Leonard is considered an expert in Industrial Control System cybersecurity. His first employment was with a major minicomputer manufacturer in the 1980s; which was a major supplier of industrial control systems to power plants and steel mills. Additionally, Leonard has been employed in medical/healthcare, financial services, cybersecurity consulting in government, and electric/natural gas utilities. Leonard holds an MS degree in Cybersecurity Technology from the University of Maryland, an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix, and a BA degree from the University of Florida. Leonard holds CISSP certification from ISC2 and Certified SCADA Security Architect certification from IACRB. Leonard served for 5 years as co-chair on a U.S. government-funded cybersecurity working group tackling major cybersecurity issues for Critical Infrastructure industries. Leonard also serves on various industry-based cybersecurity working groups. In addition, Leonard has taught cybersecurity courses at the university level. He participated as a civilian cybersecurity advisor to the National Guard.
Louis is an engineering cybersecurity student at TELECOM Nancy, France, working on a research project under the supervision of Philippe Antoine, an associate-professor at TELECOM Nancy and contributor to the Suricata project.
Tharushi is a former Outreachy intern at OISF, working on improving python tools for Suricata. She has just completed her Bachelors in Computer Science. As a contributor to Open Source Software, she currently works as a Software Engineer at WSO2. Passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive community in tech, she was awarded the Google Women Techmakers scholarship. Tharushi lives in Sri Lanka.
Victor has been active as a software developer in the infosec community for many years. He is the creator of the Vuurmuur Firewall project and has been one of the developers at the Snort_inline IPS project. Victor has spent the last few 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. Victor resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Konstantin works as a Security Researcher Engineer for Proofpoint and creates static and dynamic signatures for all kind of threats daily. Besides Detection Engineering his focus relies on Malware Analysis, Threat Hunting/Group Tracking and Sandbox Development. Before joining Proofpoint he served for the German government and for a Network Security Monitoring provider. He loves open-source projects, soccer and beer.
Eric is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Stamus Networks and a member of the board at the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Eric has more than 15 years of experience as co-founder and technologist of cybersecurity software companies and is an active member of the security and open source communities. He has worked on the development of Suricata – the open source network threat detection engine – since 2009 and the Netfilter Core team for the Linux kernel’s firewall layer. Eric is a well-respected expert and speaker on all things network security.
Jeff is a software developer with a strong interest in system level programming and network security. He’s new to the open source community and looks forward to applying his experience with high performance computing, multiprocessing, and systems programming to Suricata. Jeff resides in North Carolina, US.
Peter is the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Stamus Networks and a member of the executive team at the Open Information Security Foundation (OISF). Peter has 15 years of experience in the IT industry, including enterprise-level IT security practice. He is a passionate user, developer and explorer of innovative open source security software. and is responsible for training as well as quality assurance and testing on the development team of Suricata – the open source threat detection engine. Peter is a regular speaker and educator on open source security, threat hunting, and network security.
Johan is a researcher at the LED (Research and Exploration in intrusion Detection Laboratory) at ANSSI (French National Network & Cybersecurity agency). Before joining ANSSI, he completed a PhD at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse, and then did a Post-doc in National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. He is interested in network security-related topics.
Kelley Misata, PhD
Kelley is a strategic leader, speaker, and innovator who combines over 15 years in business leadership roles with a passion for facilitating critical conversations around responsible digital citizenship, digital safety, and privacy. Her work with The Open Information Security Foundation and past work at The Tor Project spans across fundraising, advocacy, policy discussions, marketing, and outreach activities with an array of stakeholders. She is also expanding her groundbreaking dissertation research in the information security of non-profits workings with victims of violence. Kelley combines professional and research endeavors with a unique perspective as a survivor of cyberstalking. She continually draws on current trends and conversations in information security and privacy to create strategies that focus on intersect people, process, and technology. Bringing to the table a fearless and unique perspective on privacy and security drives Kelley’s successes in her professional and academic endeavors. Kelley holds a PhD in Information Security from Purdue University specializing in the information security of organizations working with victims of violence, a MA in Business Administration, and BS in Marketing.
Jack is a Senior Security Analyst who spends all day sifting through malware and PCAPs looking for ways to detect and stop evil, an effort which ends up in the ETPRO and ET OPEN rulesets. While not on the network, Jack also enjoys utilizing static based detections using Yara and ClamAV to punch exploits and malicious documents.
Jeremy is a Security Analyst in the public sector, previously working in the financial industry and as an adjunct professor. He holds a degree in Digital Forensics, BaS, and Computer Networking, AAS. Jeremy is active in various incident response and digital forensic organizations and communities. His expertise is in broad network security, virtualization and containers, malware and pcap analysis, log analysis and machine learning, and Linux and Unix system administration.
Brandon is a Senior Threat Analyst for Proofpoint where he creates network-based detection signatures. He will happily discuss network security monitoring for hours on end. He also helps run SecDSM a Des Moines Iowa based non-profit organization dedicated to spreading information security knowledge.
Adam is a Senior Specialist Network Solutions Architect at AWS. Prior to joining AWS, Adam worked as an Architect in the Financial Service sector; specializing in Networking, VMware, Microsoft platform and End-User Compute solutions.
Raul is a technology veteran with a career spanning both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) along with also being a military veteran. Over the last 18 years, Raul has concentrated on IT and OT cybersecurity, with a focus on industrial control systems security. During his career, he has held many leadership positions with the responsibility of providing strategic planning and delivery of information technology, operational technology capability, and services as well as instituting and managing all corporate and operational cybersecurity. Raul actively served on Deloitte’s electric industry Critical Infrastructure Protection roundtable and has presented on the subject at utility CIO conferences. Raul holds BA Summa Cum Laude and MBA in Business Management from American Intercontinental University along with numerous executive cybersecurity certificates from different educational institutions.
Jordi Ros-Giralt, PhD
Jordi is a computer scientist with more than 20 years of industry and academic expertise in network optimization and high-performance computing. He is a fellow at Reservoir Labs, where he leads the high-performance networking team focusing on the area of accelerating flow performance for high-speed networks. He is active both in academia and in the corporate world where he has helped to found several startups, with roles including CTO. Jordi is the inventor and developer of several high-performance algorithms and data structures for packet processing, most of which have been included in commercial products. He is also the developer and founder of the platform Labdoo.org that today brings educational laptops to more than 2000 schools in more than 135 countries. Jordi is the 2017 Alan Turing Award for Social Impact recipient from the Computer Science Association of Catalonia. He has published upwards of 50 papers in academic conferences and journals and is the inventor of 7 awarded patents and 6 patent-pending technologies. He received his PhD in Computer Science and MBA from the University of California (UCI and UCLA), and a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from BarcelonaTech.
Lukas is a PhD student at the Brno University of Technology and a researcher at CESNET. He is focused on Suricata acceleration via Data Plane Development Kit and is the author of Suricata’s DPDK capture interface implementation.
Sascha has a background in bioinformatics, efficient string algorithms and genome annotation. His current work, however, focuses on building and running the network security monitoring infrastructure that forms the basis of DCSO’s Threat Detection and Hunting service. Sascha has been active in the open-source software community for more than a decade, having authored several software tools in support of the Suricata IDS system as well as contributed to Suricata itself. He is also a Debian Developer and one of the maintainers of Suricata in Debian.
Corey is a QA Engineer and Automator for the OISF team. He has worked in IT for over 10 years and been active in the open source community. Corey has experience participating in various cross functional cross organisational automation projects in big corporate organisations. Corey focuses on automating QA and integration efforts while keeping solid grip on efficiency over different platforms/OSes and automation tooling such as Trex/Gitlab/Github and similar to name a few. His main focus lies in setting up QA systems to build out, run and test and operate in a secure environments.
After completing his PhD at UC Berkeley, Matthias founded Tenzir to continue his dissertation on scalable network forensics in a commercial setting. Prior to that, he spent over a decade working on distributed network intrusion detection as part of the Zeek core team. Matthias has extensive experience in designing and implementing high-performance distributed systems, which he now pursues with passion in the field of threat detection and response.