Martin Roesch

Vice President and Chief Architect

Cisco Security Business Group

Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 where he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of its Board of Directors. He is now vice president and chief architect for Cisco’s Security Business Group. Roesch, who has more than 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) that forms the foundation for the Sourcefire Next-Generation IPS.

Roesch has received a host of awards for his technology innovation and vision. Most recently, he was recognized as one of the Top 25 Disrupters of 2013 by CRN Magazine for the value his innovations provide partners and customers, and was earlier selected as one of eWeek's Top 100 Most Influential People in IT.


May 24, 2016


How Cisco Talos is Fighting the Good Fight

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It may surprise you to know that Cisco security researchers have been fighting quietly, for more than a decade, on your behalf to defeat cyber criminals. Cisco Talos, our security intelligence and response organization, is an elite group of security experts focused on protecting you and your organizations from threats. Their tireless pursuit of attackers has […]

December 11, 2014


Reintroducing Snort 3.0

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A little more than a year ago when Sourcefire became a part of Cisco, we reaffirmed our commitment to open source innovation and pledged to continue support for Snort and other open source projects. Our announcement of the OpenAppID initiative earlier this year was one of several ways we have delivered on this promise. Today we are […]

October 15, 2014


Announcing the IoT Security Grand Challenge Winners

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is exponentially increasing the number and type of attack vectors, creating many new cybersecurity challenges for organizations and those responsible for defending the infrastructure. These new threats to data and physical security are a top concern for organizations as they seek ways to gain greater operational efficiencies and power new […]

September 30, 2014


Security Must Mature to Protect Against Threats

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As we discuss in the Cisco Midyear Security Report, cybersecurity is becoming more of a strategic risk for today’s businesses, creating a growing focus on achieving “security operations maturity.” That’s why Cisco has developed the Security Operations Maturity Model – to help organizations understand how security operations, technologies, and products must evolve to keep up […]

May 22, 2014


Executing on our Vision: Cisco’s Comprehensive Advanced Malware Protection

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The increased scrutiny on security is being driven by the evolving trends of expanding networks, mobility, cloud computing and a threat landscape that is more dynamic than ever. A combination of these factors has led to an increase in attack access points and a re-definition of the traditional network perimeter. Due to these concerns, we […]

February 25, 2014


Cisco Announces OpenAppID – the Next Open Source ‘Game Changer’ in Cybersecurity

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One of the big lessons I learned during the early days, when I was first creating Snort®, was that the open source model was an incredibly strong way to build great software and attack difficult problems in a way that the user community rallied around. I still see this as one of the chief strengths […]

January 22, 2014


Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report: Why the Before/During/After Approach to Security Offers Better Protection from Threat …

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The number and variety of threats that can infiltrate corporate networks and disable critical infrastructure are sobering. Take a look at our findings and analysis in the new Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report, and you’ll see that malicious actors are innovating just as fast as security professionals do. As threats proliferate, so do the solutions […]