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.