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FEATURED SPEAKERS

SuriCon 2022 - Athens, Greece
Philippe Antoine - speaker at SuriCon 2021
CEO at Catena cyber & Developer at OISF

Philippe Antoine

Chris Brown-speaker at SuriCon
Instructor & Consultant at Corelight

Chris “BigBiz” Brown

Champ Clark III - speaker at SuriCon
CTO at Quadrant Information Security

Champ Clark III

Brandon DeVault-speaker at SuriCon
Senior Security Author at Pluralsight

Brandon DeVault

Jesper Eneberg-speaker at SuriCon
Senior Global Solutions Architect - Telco at Amazon Web Services

Jesper Eneberg

Benno Evers-speaker at SuriCon
Principal Software Engineer at Tenzir

Benno Evers

speaker at SuriCon
Student at TELECOM Nancy

Hugo Florenty

Vagisha Gupta-speaker at SuriCon
Security Software Engineer at Red Piranha

Vagisha Gupta

speaker at SuriCon
Student at TELECOM Nancy

Thibaut Hansmann

Victor Julien - speaker at SuriCon
Lead Developer, Board of Directors, Founder at OISF

Victor Julien

Markus Kont-speaker at SuriCon
Threat Researcher & Software Engineer at Stamus Networks

Markus Kont

Eric Leblond - speaker at SuriCon
CTO/Co-Founder at Stamus Networks & Board Member at OISF

Eric Leblond

Peter Manev - speaker at SuriCon
Co-Founder/CSO at Stamus Networks & Executive Team Member at OISF

Peter Manev

Kelley Misata- speaker at SuriCon
President & Executive Director, Board of Directors at OISF

Kelley Misata, PhD

Scott Morrison-speaker at SuriCon
Senior Networking Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS

Scott Morrison

Adam Palmer-speaker at SuriCon
Senior Specialist Network Solutions Architect at AWS

Adam Palmer

Juliana Fajardini - speaker at SuriCon
Developer at OISF

Juliana Fajardini Reichow

Nidhi Singhai-speaker at SuriCon
Senior Security Software Engineer at Red Piranha

Nidhi V. Singhai

Lukas Sismis-speaker at SuriCon
Researcher at CESNET

Lukas Sismis

Rildo Souza-speaker at SuriCon
Senior Security Analyst at CAIS/RNP

Rildo Souza

Sascha Steinbiss-speaker at SuriCon
Senior Software Engineer at DCSO

Sascha Steinbiss

Sebastien Synold-speaker at SuriCon
Product Line Manager for Qosmos Technologies at ENEA

Sébastien Synold

Matthias Vallentin - speaker at SuriCon
Founder & CEO at Tenzir

Matthias Vallentin

CEO at Catena cyber & Developer at OISF

Philippe Antoine

Philippe has been a Suricata developer for 3 years. He is the CEO and founder of Catena cyber, providing cybersecurity services from France.

Instructor & Consultant at Corelight

Chris “BigBiz” Brown

Chris “BigBiz” Brown might be half a century old but over half that time he has been a 28 year seasoned Instructor & Consultant. His past has led him to Corelight and he has a passion for training & tactical level infosec consulting.

He is also currently an InfoSec SME and Instructor for Focal-Point Federal/CDW that specializes in DoD cyber protection & mission defense team training.

Prior to Corelight, he was with Focal-Point Federal and Focal-Point Academy and has been delivering training & Professional Services for organizations such as Elastic, Exabeam, LogRhythm, Mandiant & FireEye, Northrop Grumman, ArcSight and Raytheon.

He also has a background in field level, hands-on, practitioner active work as an Info/Cyber Security Analyst, Threat Hunter, Incident Responder and specialist in Cyber Adversarial Pursuit.

Outside of professional life, his wife Becky says he spends too much time geeking out in packets, logs and tinkering @ the computer and their daughter of 16 years old says he’s got the cheesiest dad jokes ever. The family is also members of the Krewe of the Santa Margarita based out of Clearwater Florida that participates in parades, social and charity events and volunteering in the community when dad is not traveling, teaching or consulting. That fosters a love for seafaring pirates and days when there “were no internet, radar, sonar, radio or telecommunications, ARRR!!!” What got him into InfoSec? Reading Clifford Stoll’s book The Cuckoo’s Egg back in 2002 — he liked it so much that he met him @ his house in Berkeley in 2018 to say thank you on behalf of the many he’s inspired & lives he has changed.

CTO at Quadrant Information Security

Champ Clark III

Champ Clark III is the CTO at Quadrant Information Security and has been a fan of Suricata since 2016 after attending Suricon in Washington, DC.   Champ is the author of the Sagan log analysis engine (https://github.com/quadrantsec/sagan – it’s like Suricata but for syslog data!) and Meer (https://github.com/quadrantsec/meer – a lightweight Suricata data spooling system).

Senior Security Author at Pluralsight

Brandon DeVault

Brandon is a Senior Security Author focusing on general blue team operations, incident response, and threat hunting at Pluralsight. He is also a member of the Florida Air National Guard and works as a threat hunter on a Mission Defense Team (MDT) defending North America’s air tracks. Prior to joining Pluralsight, Brandon worked with Elastic as an Education Architect creating and delivering security content. He also worked with Special Operations Command where he had two deployments to Afghanistan on deployable communications teams. His experience spans satellite communications, radio technologies, system and network administration. Brandon is also passionate about hardware hacking, soldering, hiking, and currently holds the GCIA, GCED, and Elastic Engineering certifications.

Senior Global Solutions Architect - Telco at Amazon Web Services

Jesper Eneberg

Principal Software Engineer at Tenzir

Benno Evers

Benno is a Principal Software Engineer at Tenzir, where he implemented the compaction feature for VAST. He is a prolific open-source contributor with thousands of stars on his GitHub Projects, as well as a member of the Apache Foundation and former PMC member of the Apache Mesos project.

Student at TELECOM Nancy

Hugo Florenty

Hugo is a student at TELECOM Nancy. He built this project with his colleagues Thibaut Hausmann and Yonah Back and was coached by Philippe Antoine, a Suricata developer and TELECOM Nancy teacher.

Security Software Engineer at Red Piranha

Vagisha Gupta

Vagisha is a security software engineer working with Red Piranha developing advanced security products like IDPS rule management system, network mapping tools and threat hunt reports. In the past, she has been an Outreachy intern with OISF where she worked on suricata-update. A postgraduate in data analytics, she also published a couple of research papers including one in IEEE journal. Vagisha has a growing interest in InfoSec, data driven programming and malware traffic analysis.

Student at TELECOM Nancy

Thibaut Hansmann

Thibaut is a student at TELECOM Nancy. He built this project with his colleagues Hugo Forenty and Yonah Back and was coached by Philippe Antoine, a Suricata developer and TELECOM Nancy teacher.

Lead Developer, Board of Directors, Founder at OISF

Victor Julien

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.

Threat Researcher & Software Engineer at Stamus Networks

Markus Kont

Markus is a threat researcher and software engineer at Stamus Networks. In this role, he is focused on threat intelligence, data science and engineering, and backend research and development. Before joining Stamus Networks, Markus spent over 5 years as a technology researcher in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence, where he specialized in monitoring and intrusion detection, and conducted classroom trainings for Suricata and Moloch. Prior to that he worked as a server administrator for an Estonian hosting and software development company. Markus holds a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity and has published several academic papers while pursuing a PhD.

CTO/Co-Founder at Stamus Networks & Board Member at OISF

Eric Leblond

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.

Co-Founder/CSO at Stamus Networks & Executive Team Member at OISF

Peter Manev

Peter is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Stamus Networks and a member of the executive team at Open Network Security Foundation (OISF).  Peter has over 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 he is responsible for training as well as quality assurance and testing on the development team of Suricata ‚Äì the open-source threat detection engine. Peter is a regular speaker and educator on open-source security, threat hunting, and network security.

President & Executive Director, Board of Directors at OISF

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.

Senior Networking Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS

Scott Morrison

Scott is a network and IT Infrastructure leader with deep expertise in global networks and distributed systems. He is experienced in strategic planning, architectural design, implementation, operational management, and lifecycle management. Scott is also an expert in leading companies to align their infrastructure and personnel in efficient, reliable, performant, and scalable mechanisms that can be repeated to provide the best experience for the end user.

Senior Specialist Network Solutions Architect at AWS

Adam Palmer

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.

Developer at OISF

Juliana Fajardini Reichow

Juliana is a software developer at OISF. She joined after her Outreachy internship with them. Her project, then, was for adding the PostgreSQL protocol to Suricata. She 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 strongly believes in the power of diversity and inclusion, communities, knowledge sharing, and giving back. Juliana currently lives in Brazil.

Senior Security Software Engineer at Red Piranha

Nidhi V. Singhai

Nidhi is a Senior Security Software Engineer working with Red Piranha developing core networking and security applications in XDR. She was involved in Red Piranha’s 60Gbps IDPS throughput testing of XDR appliances. She introduced multi-tenancy in CE XDR and is passionate about creating highly redundant, secure and efficient networks. 

Researcher at CESNET

Lukas Sismis

Lukas is a PhD student at the Brno University of Technology and a researcher at CESNET. This year he also completed an internship within OISF. He is focused on Suricata acceleration via Data Plane Development Kit and is the author of Suricata’s DPDK capture interface implementation.

Senior Security Analyst at CAIS/RNP

Rildo Souza

Rildo is currently doing a Master’s degree in Computer Science at the State University of Londrina (UEL, BR) and he has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from UNICAMP (University of Campinas, Brazil). With more than 15 years in the IT field and ten in the security field, he currently works as a Senior Security Analyst at CAIS/RNP, the Brazilian Research and Academic Network CSIRT. His main interests include Incident Handling, Intrusion Systems, Vulnerability Analysis, and Network Monitoring. In recent years, he has led several security projects intending to facilitate the daily life of academic IT staff and raise security awareness in this community. Rildo also has given lectures and training at national and international events.

Senior Software Engineer at DCSO

Sascha Steinbiss

Sascha is a Senior Software Engineer at DCSO, where he develops customized tooling to operate a large fleet of Suricata-based sensors providing a high-volume data stream. Sascha has been active in the open-source software community for more than a decade, having authored software tools in support of the Suricata IDS system as well as parts of Suricata itself. He is also a Debian Developer and one of the maintainers of Suricata in Debian.

Product Line Manager for Qosmos Technologies at ENEA

Sébastien Synold

Sebastien is a Product Line Manager for Qosmos Technologies at ENEA. He has over 20 years’ experience in networking and cybersecurity with specific expertise in traffic intelligence and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). Sebastien is currently in charge of Qosmos’ network sensor product line which brings security analysts full visibility into their virtual or physical network traffic.

Founder & CEO at Tenzir

Matthias Vallentin

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 database systems, which he now applies with passion in the field of threat detection and response.