Martin Roesch

Founder -

Sourcefire -


Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 and served as CTO until it was acquired by Cisco, where he is now Chief Architect of the Security Business Group. A respected authority on intrusion-detection technology and forensics, he is responsible for the technical direction and product development efforts. Martin, who has 20 years of industry experience in network security and embedded systems engineering, is also the author and lead developer of the snort intrusion-detection system that forms the foundation for the Sourcefire product suite.

Martin has developed various network security tools and technologies, including intrusion-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.