Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 and serves as
its Chief Technology Officer. A respected authority on intrusion
prevention and detection technology and forensics, he is responsible
for the technical direction and product development efforts. Martin,
who has 17 years 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) that forms the foundation for the Sourcefire 3D System.
Over the past 10 years, Martin has developed various network security
tools and technologies, including intrusion prevention and detection
systems, honeypots, network scanners, and policy enforcement systems
for organizations such as GTE Internetworking, Stanford
Telecommunications, Inc., and the Department of Defense. He has applied
his knowledge of network security to penetration testing and network
forensics for numerous government and large corporate customers. Martin
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 has been
featured in Scientific American, on AE'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.
In 2006, Martin was named as one of InformationWeek's 18 "Innovators
and Influencers" and one of the Tech Council of Maryland's "Most
Influential CTOs in Maryland." Martin has also been the recipient of
the 2004 InfoWorld IT Heroes Innovator Award as well as winning the
2004 "40 Under 40" award from the Baltimore Business Journal.
Martin holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.