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: 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, MBA, Ph.D.: Kelley is a strategic leader who combines over 15 years in business leadership roles with a passion for facilitating critical conversations around responsible digital citizenship, digital safety, privacy, and freedom of speech online. Her past work at The Tor Project spans across fundraising, advocacy, policy discussions, marketing, and outreach activities with an array of stakeholders. Kelley combines professional and research endeavors with a unique perspective as a survivor of cyberstalking. She continually draws on current trends and conversations in information security and privacy with local and federal law enforcement, information security experts and national resources to create strategies that incorporate the human side of digital safety. Bringing to the table a fearless and unique perspective on privacy and information security drives Kelley’s successes in her professional and academic endeavors. Kelley holds a Ph.D. in Information Security from Purdue University specializing in the information security of organizations working with victims of violence, a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

Charles-H. Schulz: Charles-H. is a French technologist and a Free Software and Open Standards advocate. He is a long-time contributor to free and open source projects such as Document Foundation and the LibreOffice.  He is considered a renowned expert promoting the adoption of the OpenDocument Format standard through the company he co-founded, Ars Aperta. A former director of the OASIS Consortium, he has engaged in various digital public policy debates at the European level. He is a founding member and one of the former directors of the Document Foundation, home of the LibreOffice project. Charles-H. is now a member of the French national cyber security agency, ANSSI.

Brian Casserly, JD, MBA:  Brian’s legal practice representing technology companies in all stages of the business cycle keeps him at the forefront of legal issues confronting companies in today’s rapidly changing environments. His work routinely includes company formation, raising capital through private securities, contract and joint venture negotiations, equity compensation, and mergers & acquisitions.  Brian also represents venture capital and privacy equity funds, as well as angel investors, in structuring investment vehicles and negotiating terms.  Prior to practicing law, he spent several years in the finance industry.

Gene Stevens: Gene is a co-founder and the CTO at ProtectWise, where he drives its technology vision and architecture. He has more than 20 years experience in software development, cloud computing, security-as-a-service, and distributed systems. Prior to founding ProtectWise, Gene was the Founder and CTO at TagLabs, a mobile tagging company. He was a Principal Software Engineer at McAfee, Cloud & Content Security and has also held engineering roles at MX Logic and GDX. Early in his career, Gene developed financial forecasting, market analysis and service capacity planning software for Hewitt Associates (Aon).