Victor Julien, Lead Developer
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 resides in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Victor maintains a blog at .  Twitter:

Kelley Misata, Ph.D., President and Executive Director
Kelley is a strategic leader, speaker, and innovator who combines over 15 years in business leadership roles with a passion for facilitating critical conversations around responsible digital citizenship, digital safety, and privacy. Her work with The Open Information Security Foundation and past work at The Tor Project spans across fundraising, advocacy, policy discussions, marketing, and outreach activities with an array of stakeholders. She is also expanding her groundbreaking dissertation research in the information security of non-profits workings with victims of violence. 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 to create strategies that focus on intersect people, process, and technology. Bringing to the table a fearless and unique perspective on privacy and 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. LinkedIn:

Eric Leblond, Developer
Eric is an active member of the security and open source communities. He is a Netfilter Core Team member working mainly on communications between kernel and userland. He works on the development of Suricata, the open source IDS/IPS since 2009 and he is currently one of the Suricata core developers. He is also one of the founders of Stamus Networks, a company providing security solutions based on Suricata.

Peter Manev, Lead QA
Peter has 15 years experience in the IT industry, including enterprise-level IT security practice. An adamant admirer and explorer of innovative open source security software, Peter is currently a Security Solution Architect. Peter maintains some additional info points of interest about Suricata.,, and

Jason Ish, Developer
Jason is a professional software developer with over a decade of experience developing and integrating open source solutions in the security and networking fields. Jason’s experience covers device drivers right up to user interfaces, including co-founding and acting as a CTO of an IDS integrator which was later acquired. Jason currently resides in Saskatoon, Canada.

Andreas Herz, Developer
Andreas is a software developer with a focus on open source and security related projects. He’s working in the open source community for over ten years and specialized in Linux networking and Multi-Threading. Andreas resides in Germany. Twitter:

Jack Mott, Trainer and Researcher
Jack is a security researcher who focuses on open source solutions to detect, track and hunt malware and malicious activity. He has been a signature writer for the Emerging Threats team for several years, producing community/premium Suricata signatures to help protect networks worldwide. Jack is a strong believer in the open source mission as well as helping people and organizations solve security issues with open source solutions. He can be reached on Twitter: @malwareforme and resides in the USA.

Jason Williams, Trainer and Researcher
Jason is a security researcher with global enterprise experience in detecting, hunting and remediating threats with open source technologies. Primarily focusing on network communications, Jason has written thousands of commercial and community Suricata rules for Emerging Threats to help defenders protect their networks. Jason participates as a Signature Development and User Training instructor for the OISF.