Alexandre Dulaunoy: Alexandre encountered his first computer in the eighties, and he disassembled it to learn how it worked. 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, specializing 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 a lecturer in information security at different universities such as the University of Lorraine (Metz).

Leonard Jacobs: Leonard is the President/CEO of Netsecuris Inc., a leading Managed Security Services Provider specializing in providing information security protections to the utilities, financial services, government, and healthcare sectors based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Leonard has over 30 years of hands-on technology management experience including 14 years in Information Security. He has spoken on many cyber security topics. His roots are in industrial control with his first employment being with a major minicomputer manufacturer in the 80s; which was a major supplier of industrial control to power plants and steel mills. Additionally, Leonard was employed as field engineer for several biomedical systems manufacturers, IT Manager in healthcare, and as the CISO at a major financial institution. Leonard holds a MBA degree from University of Phoenix, BA degree from University of Florida, CISSP certification from ISC2, and Certified SCADA Security Architect certification from IACRB. In addition to serving on the OISF board, Leonard serves as co-chair on a government-funded cybersecurity working group tackling major IT issues as well as an industry-based cybersecurity working group.

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.

Christian Kreibich: Christian is the Director of Research at Lastline and also a Senior Researcher in the Networking Group at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California. Over the past fifteen years he has contributed to intrusion detection, honeypots, and anti-spam technology, infiltrated botnets and underground economy markets, and conducted a wide range of applied network monitoring research. He’s a former core contributor to the Bro network security monitor. Originally from Germany, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, UK. Christian also works on and with Suricata on a daily basis and believes the system has reached an exciting point in its development. When he looks at Suricata, he sees a platform that has matured into a largely reliable signature matching engine that can now take on a wider range of NSM tasks. Christian would love the opportunity to provide expertise and contribute to Suricata at this important stage in the project. You can follow Christian on Twitter (@ckreibich).

Eric Meyer: Eric’s passion for emerging technologies and innovation has given him over 20 years of global experience in operational strategy, scaling technology businesses, company-wide transformation, serial entrepreneurship, and raising capital. He has held senior leadership positions at Microsoft, EMC, and Infosys, as well as founded Nubefy, amongst others. Eric is currently head strategist for Apvera, where they provide enterprise application user behavioral usage trends and anomaly detection.

Amar Rathore: Amar is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Amar leads the product and business development at CounterSnipe Systems, where he combines his technical skills with market awareness to deliver functional network security solutions. He is driven by successfully delivering what the customers’ need rather than what the technologists perceive as the in thing. He has helped some of the largest international businesses in achieving their business goals through his years in IT. Previously Amar founded and managed a number of International businesses in the IT and B2B cell phone industries. He is a keen speaker and has presented on a variety of topics at many international venues such as InfoSec NY, Cloud Expo, InfoSec Europe and IPexpo. Amar has a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Sussex, UK.

Ken Steele: Ken is a Software Engineer at Google. Prior to Google, Ken was a co-founder and Member of Technical Staff at Tilera Corporation, which was acquired by EZchip in 2014, where he led the Suricata porting and optimization effort. 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.