[SASAG] SeaSnUG Special Session 4/20/06 7:00 PM @ SSCC - Marty Roesch is coming!

James Affeld jamesaffeld at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 3 18:18:35 PDT 2006

Greetings, folks!  Lots of stuff happening with the
Seattle Snort User Group in the next few months. 
Today I found out that Marty Roesch, the original
author of Snort and current CTO of Sourcefire, is
going to be in town on April 20, and he'd like a
chance to meet us.  He'll present a talk on Snort:
Past, Present and Future.  This should be a great
chance to meet a real Open Source and Security hero. 
Though he is the public face of his company, Marty is
not a suit. He's still a coder. I witnessed him patch
someone else's code a couple of days after the
announcement that Checkpoint was acquiring Sourcefire
- a busy time for the guy.  And he did it just to help
some random IRC user out.  

Marty's bio is below (taken from Sourcefire website):

Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 and serves as
its Chief Technology Officer. A respected authority on
intrusion prevention and detection technology and
forensics, he is responsible for the technical
direction and product development efforts. Martin, who
has 17 years industry experience in network security
and embedded systems engineering, is also the author
and lead developer of the Snort Intrusion Prevention
and Detection System (www.snort.org) that forms the
foundation for the Sourcefire 3D System.

Over the past eight years, Martin has developed
various network security tools and technologies,
including intrusion prevention and detection systems,
honeypots, network scanners, and policy enforcement
systems for organizations such as GTE Internetworking,
Stanford Telecommunications, Inc., and the Department
of Defense. He has applied his knowledge of network
security to penetration testing and network forensics
for numerous government and large corporate customers.
Martin has been interviewed as an industry expert in
multiple technology publications, as well as print and
online news services such as MSNBC, Wall Street
Journal, CNET, ZDNet, and numerous books. Snort has
Been featured in Scientific American, on A&E's Secret
Places: Inside the FBI, and in several books, such as
Network Intrusion Detection: An Analysts Handbook,
Intrusion Signatures and Analysis, Maximum Security,
Hacking Exposed, and others. Martin has also been the
recipient of the 2004 InfoWorld IT Heroes Innovator
Award as well as winning the 2004 "40 Under 40" award
from the Baltimore Business Journal.

Martin holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer
Engineering from Clarkson University.

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