Episode 9 - Tony Sager - Growing Up In (and with) Cybersecurity

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Tony Sager has helped make the internet safer for you and me and he did this while humbly working for the National Security Agency. Tony and Ron discuss his career as a cryptologist, NSA's early work securing computers in the 90s, the "Systems and Network Attack Center" and what it takes to get vendors like Microsoft, the Air Force and security researchers to agree on what makes a computer secure. Tony continues this work today as the Chief Evangelist for the Center for Internet Security. Our title today comes from the byline on Tony's blog - "Sage(r) Cyber" - where he publishes articles about cybersecurity and updated blogs he wrote during his nearly 35 year NSA career. 

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Conscious Cocktails - Nonprofit & For-Profit Partnerships, What’s at Stake?

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Cyndi speaks on a
panel hosted by C3MD about nonprofit & for-profit partnerships and how to make the most out of the partnerships by empowering your employees and making ‘sticky’ relationships for ongoing success. Read More…

Episode #8 - Talking Cybersecurity with the Cast of MacGyver


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Ron and Cyndi interview the cast and director of CBS's MacGyver about cybersecurity in entertainment and real life. Lucas Till plays MacGyver, Triston Mays plays a hacker named Riley Davis and David Straiton is the director. We discuss why cybersecurity is difficult to communicate to the general public and why it does not seem exciting. We also talk about how the entertainment industry uses tech and was impacted by the Sony hack of 2014. And lastly, we draw on the team's experiences with Star Trek, X-Men, and science fiction in general and talk about future technologies. Read More…

Episode #7 - Jeff Man - Cybersecurity Evangelism


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Jeff Man is a cryptologist, network penetration tester, PCI Assessor, and an evangelist for the cybersecurity industry. I met Jeff when I started working at the NSA in the mid 90s. Jeff and I speak about the current state of the cybersecurity conference industry, attracting more people to this career field and different types of cybersecurity audits and risk modeling. We also drink some good bourbon.  Read More…

Episode #6 - Kiersten Todt - Protecting the Nation and Small Business in Cyberspace

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Kiersten Todt shares a variety of insights about her cybersecurity work at both Congress and the White House and gives some perspectives on the major cyber issues facing the country today.  She is also passionate about protecting small business and discusses her work as the Managing Director for the Cyber Readiness Institute.

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Extreme Uncertainty #20 - Cyndi Gula - Co-Founder for Life Part II

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Mike Leffer and Mike Ravenscroft interview Cyndi Gula on Episode 20 of the Extreme Uncertainty podcast. Cyndi discusses Data Care, her journey as an entrepreneur in cybersecurity and gives advice for those "silentpreneurs” who work behind the scenes and her take on what needs to change to make cybersecurity a more inclusive environment for women and people of color.

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Gula Tech Foundation March 2021 Awards Ceremony Webinar Registration

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Ron and Cyndi Gula will host the Gula Tech Foundation March 2021 Awards Program March 9th at 2:00 PM EST. Three nonprofits focused on increasing African American cybersecurity engagement have been selected to receive a $500k, $300k or $200k grant totaling $1,000,000 from the Gula Tech Foundation. Registration is required. Guest speaker is Harry Coker. Harry is a former CIA and NSA Senior Executive currently serving as a director, advisor, senior fellow, and mentor on breadth of issues, to include national security, risk management, leadership, and diversity and inclusion. Read More…

Episode #5 - Sid Meier - Tips For Software Entrepreneurs


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Ron Gula and show guest Deb Tillett, interview video game design legend Sid Meier. We asked Sid about his history starting Microprose, business decisions made along the way and why there aren't any really good cybersecurity themed computer games.  Read More…

Episode #4 - Charles Bolden - Space, Cybersecurity and Tech

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In Gula Tech Cyber Fiction episode four, I spent an exciting hour speaking with former Marine pilot, shuttle astronaut and head of NASA - retried Major General (USMC) Charles Bolden. We spoke about a variety of issues including:

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