[Snort-users] Time for a change

Michael Shirk shirkdog.bsd at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 18:23:21 EST 2019


I brought up the other Trons in my BSD NSM talk, never forget copying Snort
is a minor form of flattery... :)

--
Michael Shirk
Daemon Security, Inc.
https://www.daemon-security.com

On Tue, Jan 22, 2019, 17:31 Joel Esler (jesler) via Snort-users <
snort-users at lists.snort.org wrote:

> *What if I told you there was already a Snort based product named
> "Trons"...*
>
>
>
> On Jan 22, 2019, at 3:56 PM, Shenan Hawkins via Snort-users <
> snort-users at lists.snort.org> wrote:
>
> New secretive Cisco product:
>
> "tronS": A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced
> to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is
> with the help of a heroic security program.
>
> On Tue, 22 Jan 2019 at 14:51, James Lay via Snort-users <
> snort-users at lists.snort.org> wrote:
>
>> You will be missed..thanks for everything.
>>
>> James
>>
>> On 2019-01-22 09:45, Marty Roesch (maroesch) via Snort-users wrote:
>> > To the Snort community,
>> >
>> > It’s been 20 years since that fateful December night when I sent the
>> > first release of Snort over to Ken Williams at PacketStorm.  It was my
>> > first attempt at working on an open source project and another step
>> > for me in the process of learning about security tools, their
>> > application and the reasons they work and don’t work.  Almost exactly
>> > 2 years later, Snort was something of a phenomenon and I decided to
>> > try to make it my day job by founding Sourcefire and “going pro”.
>> > Here we are now, 20 years down the road with over 100 releases of
>> > Snort under our belt - the global standard for describing and
>> > detecting network-based threats.
>> >
>> > In 2013, Sourcefire was acquired by Cisco, and Snort became the
>> > foundation for Cisco’s core NGFW and NGIPS products. Last year, Snort
>> > 3 entered beta, and the integration work is underway by our NGFW team
>> > to make it the future of Cisco’s platform.
>> >
>> > This has been an amazing journey and I can’t help but be proud of
>> > everything that has been accomplished and all the people who made it
>> > happen, both within the organization that I serve as well as from the
>> > open source community that grew up around Snort.  After Sourcefire was
>> > acquired by Cisco, I stepped into the Chief Architect role for the
>> > Security Business Group and worked on the technology strategy and
>> > design for the company’s security portfolio and evangelized our
>> > approach to the world.
>> >
>> > Now, after five years with Cisco, it’s time for me to move on to the
>> > next adventure and also move from being on team the behind Snort to
>> > the user community that surrounds it.
>> >
>> > Taking this big step away from Snort doesn’t worry me because I know
>> > that we’ve built not just world-class technology, but also a world
>> > class team here at Cisco and still, even after all this time, one of
>> > the best security communities in the world.  I expect that will
>> > continue with me over *here* instead of over *there*, if you take my
>> > meaning.
>> >
>> > Snort’s in great hands at Cisco with a team that’s committed to open
>> > source and big plans for the future of the technology. Russ Combs, who
>> > has written a vast majority of the code for Snort 3 (it’s awesome,
>> > check it out – we need beta feedback!), will remain as the lead
>> > developer. Joel Esler will continue as Community Manager and maintain
>> > the bridge between the team and the open source community.
>> >
>> > I’ll be blogging periodically on Medium as I move on to my next
>> > adventure. If you’re interested, my inaugural post to talk a little
>> > more about the journey so far is available at
>> > https://medium.com/@roesch/charting-a-new-course-7bfb41dedd54
>> >
>> > Thanks to all of you for everything that you have done to help make my
>> > little “rainy days and weekends” obsession into what it has become.
>> > This entire journey has been an amazing testament to the power of the
>> > open source methodology of software developed for and by communities
>> > to innovate and drive technology that everyone wants to use. Without
>> > this passionate, engaged community I know that Snort would have been
>> > nothing. Again, thank you all so much!
>> >
>> >
>> >       -Marty
>> >       January, 2019
>> >
>> >
>> >
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