Victor Julien, Lead Programmer
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, Executive Director
Kelley Misata is a strategic thought leader who combines over 15 years in business leadership roles with a passion for facilitating critical conversations around responsible digital citizenship, digital safety, and free speech online. Her work at OISF spans across business development, fundraising, marketing and outreach activities with a wide array of stakeholders. Kelley combines her professional successes in strategic business development with a unique perspective as a survivor of cyberstalking. She draws on current trends and conversations in digital security with local and federal law enforcement, information security experts and national resources to create strategies which incorporate the human side of information security. Bringing to the table a fearless and unique perspective drives Kelley’s successes in her professional and academic endeavors. Kelley holds a BS in Marketing, a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. from the Information Security Interdisciplinary Program at Purdue University.

Peter Shaw, Director of Industry Outreach
Peter co-founded nPulse Technologies, which was acquired by FireEye in 2014. For the past two years, he has been leading FireEye’s international business development activities in network forensics, working extensively with customers, partners, and sales teams in Europe, the Middle-East, and Asia-Pacific. Before nPulse, he held VP-level roles in marketing, product management, and business development at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Endace Systems, and Allied Telesyn. Originally from NZ, Peter is also a US citizen. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Auckland and has lived and worked in Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, the UK, and in the US, where he now lives just outside Boston, MA. You can reach Peter at, or at, and follow him at @kiwipcs57.

Jason Ish, Programmer
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.

Eric Leblond, Programmer
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.

Andreas Herz, Programmer
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 uses Twitter at and resides in Germany.

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