November 11

First Suricata Code

Victor Julien & Matt Jonkman began coding in 2007, & they partnered with William Metcalf shortly thereafter. In early 2008, Victor, Matt, & William met to present the prototype code for the first time altogether.
March 1

OISF Founded & Suricata 1.0 Released

The first public beta release took place on New Year’s Eve 2009. Traction was immediate, & the Open Information Security Foundation was launched after Matt secured funding from DHS throughout the course of 2010.
March 1

First Public, In-person Suricata Training

This took place at Hack.lu in Luxembourg to a packed room of 25 people.
March 1

First SuriCon

Training, talks, networking, & community abound! We hosted 100 attendees, 50 organizations, & 10 talks over 2 days for our very first SuriCon. The open-source community connected in-person and accomplished goals to share & expand knowledge of Suricata alongside like-minded individuals.
March 1

SuriCon – Washington, DC

Developers, users, & business leaders from around the world gathered for the first SuriCon in North America. We hosted 140 attendees, 65 organizations, & 24 talks over 2.5 days.
March 1

SuriCon – Prague

Another sold out year! OISF hosted 176 attendees, 60 organizations, & over 17 talks over 3 days.
March 1

OISF Team Grows

The internal team has more than doubled from its humble beginnings.
March 2

SuriCon – Vancouver, BC

Celebrating 10 years of Suricata, OISF hosted 160 attendees- including 60 organizations from 16 countries. With over 15 talks across a full week, we introduced poster sessions for our community members to share their research findings with other attendees & sponsors.
March 1

SuriCon – Amsterdam

OISF hosted 210 attendees- including 50+ organizations from 24 countries- with over 22 talks presented by knowledgeable speakers. Suricata Support Services & on-site Capture the Flag came to fruition this year allowing socializing & networking to soar.
March 1

First Virtual Community Event

Hundreds of community members gathered virtually with the OISF team for our first online community event. Knowledge, developments, & progress regarding Suricata & other open-source platforms were shared & encouraged despite the trying times.