OISF relies on a dedicated community of volunteers that contribute time, feedback, and code to Suricata. We would like to recognize several of our key contributors below. If you would like to contribute to Suricata, please visit suricata-ids.org.
Gurvinder Singh Dahiya, Programmer
Gurvinder Singh has graduated from a double master’s program in Security and Mobile Computing. He was a part of Erasmus Mundus-NordSecMob program and completed his double master’s 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.
Luca Deri, Programmer
Luca is the leader of the ntop project (http://www.ntop.org/) 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 on 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 (http://www.iit.cnr.it/en/), and the Computer Science Department of University of Pisa (http://www.di.unipi.it) where he has been appointed as lecturer. Luca resides in Pisa, Italy and his home page is: http://luca.ntop.org.
Gerardo Iglesias Galvan, Programmer
Gerardo 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 finally University of Luxembourg, all for his master’s 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.
Dennis Henderson, Programmer
Dennis has 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.
Nathan Jimerson, Program Manager
Nathan has over 10 years experience in IT Project Management and Systems Analysis. In his role as project manager, Nathan works 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.
Kirby Kuehl, Programmer
Kirby 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.
Jason MacLulich, Programmer
Jason leads the Endace IDS team, with special interests in hardware acceleration for intrusion detection. Jason resides in Auckland, New Zealand.
Breno Silva Pinto, Programmer
Breno is a computer scientist with over eight 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.
Brian Rectanus, Programmer
Brian (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.
Pablo Rincon, Programmer
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 especially 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.
Ivan Ristic, Programmer
Ivan 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).
Nick Rogness, Programmer
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 BS in Computer Science and an MS in Technology Management from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
Anoop Saldahna, Programmer
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.
Josh Smith, Infrastucture
Josh is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and studied Information Security and Forensics.
Martin Solum, Programmer
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 two-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.