Investing In Cybersecurity – Ron Gula – ESW #220
Ron joins us to cover various aspects of investing, including how to give the right pitch, what enterprises should be looking for in new technologies, are you 5% or amazing tech? Ron is also championing a new concept called data care and has launched his own podcast, Gula Tech Cyberfiction, in addition to some outstanding cybersecurity grants.
Gula Tech Foundation Grant Program - Data Care: https://www.gula.tech/foundation/
Gula Tech Non-Profits: https://www.gula.tech/projects/
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Ron is President at Gula Tech Adventures which focuses on cyber technology, cyber policy and recruiting more people to the cyber workforce. Since 2017, GTA has invested in dozens of cyber start-ups and funds and supported multiple cyber nonprofits and projects. From 2002 to 2016, Ron was the co-founder and CEO of Tenable Network Security. He helped grow the company to 20,000 customers, raise $300m in venture capital and grow revenues to $100m, setting up the company for an IPO in 2018. Prior to Tenable, Ron was a cyber industry pioneer and developed one of the first commercial network intrusion detection systems called Dragon, ran risk mitigation for the first cloud company, was deploying network honeypots in the mid 90s for the DOD and was a penetration tester for the NSA and got to participate in some of the nation’s first cyber exercises. Ron is involved in a variety of cyber nonprofits and think tanks including Defending Digital Campaigns, the Center for Internet Security, the National Security Institute and the Wilson Center. In 2020, Ron was honored to receive the Northern Virginia Technology Council Cyber Investor of the Year award and the Baltimore Business Journal Power 10 CEO award.