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

James Affeld jamesaffeld at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 13 16:17:52 PDT 2006

Greetings, folks!  Lots of stuff happening with the
Seattle Snort User Group in the next few months. 
Marty Roesch, the original author of Snort and
founder/ 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.

Room TEC129 - further bulletins as events warrant!
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