Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). A respected authority on intrusion prevention and detection technology and forensics, he is responsible for the technical direction and product development efforts for Sourcefire’s commercial and open source product offerings. Roesch, who has nearly 20 years of industry experience in network security and embedded systems engineering, is also the author and lead developer of the Snort® Intrusion Prevention and Detection System (www.snort.org external link) that forms the foundation for the Sourcefire IPSTM.
For more than a decade, Roesch has dedicated himself to developing intelligent network security tools and technologies to address evolving threats, applying his knowledge of network security to network threat analytics and network forensics for numerous government and multinational customers. Roesch has been interviewed as an industry expert in multiple technology publications, as well as print and online news services, such as MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, CNET, ZDNet, and numerous books. Snort was named to InfoWorld’s Open Source Hall of Fame and has been featured in Scientific American, on A&E’s Secret Places: Inside the FBI, and in several books, such as Network Intrusion Detection: An Analysts Handbook, Intrusion Signatures and Analysis, Maximum Security, Hacking Exposed, and others.
Roesch has received a host of awards of his technology innovation and vision. Most recently, he was recognized as a 2010 Security Superstar by Everything Channel’s CRN magazine for the value his innovations provide partners and customers, and was selected as one of eWeek’s Top 100 Most Influential People in IT.
Roesch holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.