Board Members

Richard Bejtlich Board Member

Richard is Chief Security Strategist at FireEye, and was Mandiant's Chief Security Officer when FireEye acquired Mandiant in 2013. He was previously Director of Incident Response for General Electric, where he built and led the 40-member GE Computer Incident Response Team (GE-CIRT).  Richard began his digital security career as a military intelligence officer in 1997 at the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team (AFCERT), Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), and Air Intelligence Agency (AIA).  Richard is a graduate of Harvard University and the United States Air Force Academy. His fourth book is "The Practice of Network Security Monitoring" ( He also writes for his blog ( and Twitter (@taosecurity), and teaches for Black Hat.

Dr. Jose Nazario
Board Member
Dr. Nazario is Chief Scientist at Invincea Labs, a cybersecurity research firm. In this capacity he is responsible for the development of innovative ideas on how to improve cybersecurity technologies.  Dr Nazario's research interests include large-scale Internet measurements, the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to topics like malware and threat analysis, source code analysis tools, and data mining. He is the author of the books, "Defense and Detection Strategies against Internet Worms" and "Secure Architectures with OpenBSD".  He earned a biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 2002.  Prior to joining Invincea Labs he was the leader of ASERT at Arbor Networks.
Randy Caldejon Board Member

Randy, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of nPulse Technologies, is passionate about designing and developing 20Gbps+ packet capture solutions for network forensics.  With implementations in production at leading financial institutions, government agencies, and telco carriers, he and his team are focused on the design and implementation of a high-performance, big data security framework for network forensics.  Randy served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County and a M.Eng. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.
Luca Deri Board Member
Luca brings to the OISF board 20 years experience in developing open source network software, including network traffic monitoring (ntopng), DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) (nDPI), network monitoring probes (nProbe) and Packet capture and transmission 10/10 Gbit processing (PF_RING).  In network security, open source projects including as Suricata, Bro, Snort, OSSIM are exploiting the software Luca developed. Luca has served/serving some TAB such as those of Tilera and AlienVault.
Ken Steele
Board Member
Ken is a co-founder and Member of Technical Staff at Tilera Corporation, where he leads the Suricata porting and optimization effort. He has ported many open source applications to the TILE architecture including, SNORT, nProbe, HPHP and memcached.  Prior to Tilera, Ken was a Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), in Cambridge Massachusetts, where he built the world’s largest acoustic microphone array.  Ken has 20+ years of experience in software engineering with emphasis on optimization for multicore processors. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ken resides in Stow, Massachusetts.
Alexandre Dulaunoy Board Member

Alexandre encountered his first computer in the eighties, and he disassembled it to know how the thing works. While pursuing his logical path towards information security and free software, he worked as senior security network consultant at different places (e.g. Ubizen, now Cybertrust). He co-founded a startup called Conostix specialized in information security management, and the past 6 years, he was the manager of global information security at SES, a leading international satellite operator. He is now working at the national Luxembourgian Computer Security Incident Response Team (CIRCL) in the research and operational fields.  He is also lecturer in information security at different universities like the University of Lorraine (Metz).

Core Team


Matt Jonkman

Matt brings over 15 years of security and entrepreneurial experience to the foundation. Matt is the founder of Emerging Threats , an open source IDS Ruleset, and Emerging Threats Pro which is a commercial version of the Emerging Threats ruleset. This makes Matt a consumer of the OISF Engine and an ideal person to lead the foundation.  Matt resides in Lafayette, Indiana.

Victor Julien
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. Victor maintains a blog at and uses twitter at Victor resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Kelley Misata Director of Marketing and Outreach
Kelley Misata is a strategic thought leader who combines over 15 years in business leadership roles with a passion for facilitating critical conversations around responsible digital citizenship, digital safety, and free of speech online. Her work at OISF spans across business development, fundraising, marketing and outreach activities with a wide array of stakeholders. Kelley combines her professional successes in strategic business development with a unique perspective as a survivor of cyberstalking. She draws on current trends and conversations in digital security with local and federal law enforcement, information security experts and national resources to create strategies which incorporate the human side of information security. Bringing to the table a fearless and unique perspective drives Kelley’s successes in her professional and academic endeavours. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her PhD in the Information Security Interdisciplinary Program at Purdue University.
Anoop Saldahna

Anoop has experience from RSA, Sasken, and on Mozilla through the Google summer of code program. Anoop's experience with the RSA Access manager, j2me apps on cell platforms, and automation frameworks is an invaluable addition to the team. Anoop resides in Mangalore, India.

Eric Leblond



Eric Leblond has been a security and open source professional since the end of the 20th century. He has created and has been lead on the NuFW project
aimed at creating an identity based enterprise firewall. He is a long-term contributor of Netfilter, the packet filtering framework inside Linux where, among other work, he has made major contribution to ulogd2, the userspace logging daemon.

A frequent speaker in French free software and security conferences, Eric also writes articles in the specialized press like Linux Magazine France. For example, he was the main author of the Netfilter special issue ( He is also co-founder of the INL/EdenWall company where, as CTO, he succeeded in building enterprise-grade network appliances based on NuFW. Eric is now a freelance consultant in security and free software.

Peter Manev

Lead QA


Peter has 10 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 resides in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Wil Metcalf QA
Will comes from the government and law enforcement IT Security sector with over nine years experience. In addition Will has had involvement with various open source projects over the years including snort_inline and maintains a blog at In 2012 Will joined the Emerging Threats Pro team as well. Will currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri.


Other Significant Contributors

Brian Rectanus

Brian Rectanus (GCIA, GCIH) is the Director of Research Development at Breach Security, Inc. At Breach, he spends his time developing for and refining Web Application Firewalls, making them more efficient, easier to integrate with existing systems and more transparent to install. Brian also manages the open source ModSecurity Apache based Web Application Firewall project. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Kansas State University and has been developing, administering and securing large scale web sites for the past 10 years. Brian comes to the foundation as a timeshare from Breach Security. Brian resides in San Diego, California.

Breno Silva Pinto
Breno is a computer scientist with over 8 years experience in Information Technology, experienced with a wide range of software development techniques and languages, security systems and network technologies. Breno brings a deep mathematical education, supporting research and algorithm design for network anomaly detection mechanisms in high-speed networks. Breno is currently a computer incident response team member for the Telecom Industry in Latin America. Breno resides in Brasília, Brazil.
Nathan Jimerson Program Manager

Nathan has over 10 years experience in IT Project Management and Systems Analysis.  In his role as project manager, Nathan will be working with all OISF employees and contractors managing task assignments, the project plan and participating in the documentation initiatives for the application.  Most recently his focus has been on government funded programs, he has managed projects funded by the NSF, SBA, DoD and more. Nathan resides in Redlands, California.

Gurvinder Singh Dahiya
Gurvinder Singh has graduated from a double masters program in Security and Mobile Computing. He was a part of Erasmus Mundus - NordSecMob program and completed his double masters degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway and Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland. His main research interests lie in network security and protocols. In past he has done similar work on network security during his master thesis. Currently he is also working on energy consumption of security protocols in a research project funded by Nokia. Gurvinder brings several very interesting theoretical detection methods to the project and a great deal of programming experience. Gurvinder resides in Helsinki, Finland.
Jason MacLulich

Jason leads the Endace IDS team, with special interests in hardware acceleration for intrusion detection. Jason resides in Auckland, New Zealand

Jason Ish
Jason is a senior software developer at Endace with a focus on security applications.  Jason has a degree in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan and currently resides in Victoria, BC, Canada.
Kirby Kuehl
Kirby Kuehl is a software developer at BreakingPoint Systems, Inc.  At BreakingPoint, Kirby has implemented several high performance client simulation components and worked on their pcap retransmission component.  Prior to BreakingPoint, Kirby developed several protocol inspection engines for the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System.
Dennis Henderson
Dennis has a broad experience in Information Security spanning 15 years.  He has provided Security Design and Consulting services for companies ranging from Telecom to Financial Services and currently leads a team of 14 Security Engineers and Admins at a major midwest bank.  His certifications include ISACA and CISM.
Martin Solum
Martin (BBA) is a computer systems professional with 15+ years experience in many information technology settings.  His experience includes information system & control system integration, software development, research & development and assessment projects.  Since 2000, Martin has been mainly involved in Cyber Security Research & Development including assessment and cyber security software prototyping.  Martin's focus areas include the application of cyber defense technologies to the industrial control systems space.  He completed a to-year Industrial Process Operator Program to familiarize himself with control system technologies, has done Wonderware & NERC-CIP compliance tools consulting work, and set up a control systems lab and produced network traffic from various control system devices (e.g. PLC's, substation equipment) for the DigitalBond QuickDraw passive security logging project.
Ivan Ristic
Ivan Ristic is a respected security expert and book author, known especially for his contribution to the web application firewall field and the development of ModSecurity, the open source web application firewall.  He is the author of Apache Security, a comprehensive security guide for the Apache web server.  A frequent speaker at computer security conferences, Ivan is an active participant in the application security community, member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and officer of the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC).
Pablo Rincon
Pablo is an Engineer in Computer Science, developer and Security Researcher.  He has been focused on security since 1998.  He has been working for two years on the OSSIM Project at Alienvault.  He is specially skilled on SIEM technologies, Security Operations Center Architectures, and high performance application development.  He also has a strong knowledge of exploit coding, network protocols and secure coding practices.  Pablo currently resides in Madrid, Spain.
Gerardo Iglesias Galvan
Gerardo Iglesias Galvan studied at the Instituto Tecnologico de Morelia in Mexico until 2007 where he then attended the Norwegian University of Science and Technology then university of Tartu (Estonia) and then finally University of Luxembourg all for his masters degree in Information Security and Cryptography.  He currently resides in Mexico City, Mexico and some of his professional interests include network security, ethical hacking, honeypots and smart cards.
Nick Rogness
Nick has more than 14 years of experience working in the Service Provider industry specializing in ISP systems, networks, security, and advanced service delivery.  Nick is the Director of Broadband Services at Golden West Telecommunications where he is in charge of both Retail and Wholesale Internet product lines with focus on the rural telecommunications market.  Nick holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Technology Management from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Luca Deri
Luca Deri is the leader of the ntop project ( aimed at developing an open source monitoring platform for high speed traffic analysis.  He worked for University College of London and IBM Research, prior to receiving his PhD at the University of Berne with a thesis about software components for traffic monitoring applications.  Well known in the open-source and Linux community as well in the industry, Luca has been appointed to the technical advisory board of several leading companies.  He currently shares his time between the ntop project, the IIT Research Group of CNR (, and the Computer Science Department of University of Pisa ( where he has been appointed as lecturer.  Luca resides in Pisa, Italy and his home page is:
Josh Smith

Josh is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and studied Information Security and Forensics.