Lowering the Barrier to Entry in the Cybersecurity Field With Ron Gula of Gula Tech Adventures
Tenable co-founder Ron Gula is one of the most important figures in cybersecurity, and is now doing some of its most important charitable work with Gula Tech Adventures. He and Gene discuss his background in the military, his days starting Tenable, and how his foundation is working to help people enter the cybersecurity field.
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 was also a captain in the Air Force.
Gula Tech Adventures: https://www.gula.tech
Cybrary, Free Cybersecurity Training and Career Development: https://www.cybrary.it/
SANS Institute: https://www.sans.org
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