The Fastest and Most Secure DNS

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I’ve been using
DNSFilter for a few weeks and it has been an absolute pleasure. The company recently closed an investment from Justin Label at InnerLoop Capital and I’ve gotten to know the founding team. DNSFilter has an AI engine that identifies a variety of malicious threats and does not have any humans in the loop. It is also really, really fast. DNSFilter Co-Founder and CEO Ken Carnesi agreed to answer a few questions about their approach to fast and secure DNS. Read More…

Gula Tech Adventures Complete Portfolio Overview

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Since founding in 2017, Gula Tech Adventures has performed a variety of investments directly in cyber start-ups as well as cyber funds. This blog captures all companies across each of our funds and direct investments and is updated as needed. Some companies are listed in multiple categories.

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CyberWire Episode 864

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Ron Gula was interviewed for The CyberWire Daily Podcast episode
684 by Dave Bittner. We spoke a lot about the types of pitfalls cyber entrepreneurs fall into. Read More…

Securing Salesforce and your favorite SaaS Applications

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If you have not moved to the cloud, you likely will soon. Along the way you will likely have adopted software as a service applications (SaaS) such as Salesforce, Service Now and Office365. Security teams that grew up counting corporate on-premise vulnerabilities or finding exploitable web applications are ill equipped to secure and audit these applications. Fortunately, AppOmni enables security teams to audit their major SaaS applications. I got to ask the former CISO of Salesforce and former Security CTO for ServiceNow, Brendan O’Connor, about why he created AppOmni and what sorts of cyber risks SaaS applications can introduce into an organization.
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Cyber Entrepreneur PitFalls You Can Avoid

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I have the privilege of meeting a handful of new cyber entrepreneurs every week, but unfortunately, a very small percentage of the companies I meet with receive an investment for a variety of reasons. I point many entrepreneurs to my “Five Slide Pitch Deck” blog which asks them to clearly state what problem they solve, how they solve it, some proof that it works, what they want to accomplish with an investment and their long term vision for the company.

Even with those questions clearly stated, there is still a lot of opportunity for an entrepreneur to quickly lose the interest of a potential investor. In this blog, I asked several cyber venture capitalists about what bugs them during pitches, what “pet peeves” they have entrepreneurs should avoid and what I like to refer as “sins” entrepreneurs often make without realizing it.

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