Business Risks 2020 Keynote

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I had the opportunity to
keynote the Business Risks 2020 conference and spoke about how cybersecurity has been impacted by the COVID crisis and what we can expect in 2021. I also got to take some live questions from the audience.

The video of the keynote is available on
Youtube.
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Purple Team Summit Venture Capital Panel

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During the 2020 Purple Team Summit, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel on how purple team technology and practices influences cybersecurity venture capital investments with a panel of experts. I'd like to thank Sid Trivedi, Greg Dracon, & Chris Steed for sharing their insights on purple team venture capital trends. Anyone interested in how cybersecurity startups raise capital should consider watching this entertaining and educational one hour video.
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Ron Gula: Closing the Gap to Defend the Country

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Ron Gula was a guest on RunSafe Security's "The School of Cyber Hard Knocks" podcast. It was hosted by RunSafe Security CEO Joe Saunders. In the episode, we explored the increasing impact individuals, companies, and non-profits can have in securing the country and the importance of educating ourselves on the risks digital services have in our lives. The podcast can be heard on Spotify.



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Cybersecurity Skills Gap - Report and Podcast

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Cybrary conducted a survey of close to 1000 cyber managers about actual cybersecurity impact caused by open and unfilled cybersecurity positions. The report, titled "Cybersecurity Skills Gap Threatens Job Effectiveness Amidst Global Talent Shortage" can be obtained here.

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NSI 2020: Tackling The Techlash

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On August 13, 2020 I moderated a National Security Institute event called TechLast 2020. Guests were former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy and current Deputy CISO of Capital One, Aaron Hughes, former General Council for Verizon and current Co-Chair of the NYU Center for Cybersecurity, Randy Milch and Commissioner on the Cyberspace Solarium Commission and former Deputy National Security Advisor for Vice President Cheney, Samantha Ravich.

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Hacking Motivation Webinar



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Ron Gula participated in a Hacking Motivation webinar with some great pioneers and luminaries of information security including Ken Pfeil, Space Rogue, Richard Forno and Joe Grand. We spoke about the history of hacking, current trends and threats and the future state of cyber security.




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The Future of Quantum Cryptography

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On the most recent episode of Attlia Security's The Secure Communications podcast, I got to answer some questions and speak about Quantum Cryptography as a cyber investor. Kathleen Booth and I spoke about a variety of issues and misconceptions about the threat of quantum computers, bulk collection of data in transit and why this hasn't been a huge area of investment by VCs.




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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Cyber Security Startups

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I was recently interviewed by
Katelyn Ilkani for episode 9 of the Security Economy podcast. I had the chance to discuss the state of cyber security startups in light of COVID-19 and share the Gula Tech Adventures investment philosophy and key points early stage companies should consider.  The podcast link includes links to Spotify, Apple and many audio formats as well as a full text copy if you prefer to read.






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Improving Cyber Oriented Education

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Cybersecurity education should be as much of a priority for our students as science, technology, engineering and math. This will enable them to be better prepared for the globally competitive jobs of the future and be smarter consumers. If you'd like to hear more about this, I had the opportunity to participate in a virtual fireside chat on this topic with members of the Cybersecurity Solarium Commission and senior leaders from the intelligence community, academia and health care.
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Privacy Please Episode 23 - Cyber Investing and Trends

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I was happy to participate in Episode 23 of Spiron's Privacy Please podcast. The show is hosted by Cameron Ivey and Gabe Gumbs. We spoke about my time in the Air Force, starting Tenable and now doing investment and volunteering.




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High School Presentation - Cybersecurity Principles - Data, Privacy, & Trust

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I was very happy to record a session called "Cybersecurity Principles - Data, Privacy, & Trust" for high school and middle school cybersecurity classrooms across the country. Read More…

Fault Lines Podcast - The Solarium and the Private Sector with Ron Gula & Megan Brown


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Fault Lines welcomes Ron Gula, NSI Advisory Board member and President of Gula Tech Adventures, and Megan Brown, NSI Senior Fellow and Partner at Wiley Rein LLP to discuss the recent Cyberspace Solarium Report. How will the Cyberspace Solarium Report impact the private sector? Why did the report punt on the encryption debate? Does any of this actually get implemented? Ron, Megan, and Fault Lines Host Les Munson answer these questions and many more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines!







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COVID and Cyber Security Webinars

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This blog tracks the variety of upcoming and recorded cyber security webinars Ron Gula participated in during the COVID epidemic. This blog is being updated with new webinars as they occur. Read More…

Five Slide Pitch Deck Video

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I'd like to thank the team at Cybrary for making a short video dedicated to the "five slide pitch deck" concept. This video was part of a larger Cybrary podcast interview with me on cyber start-ups.

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December 2019 Podcasts

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December was a busy month for podcasts! I was honored to speak a few times about cyber start ups as well as being a trifecta guest on the year-end Security Weekly extravaganza.
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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…

Fifth Domain Interview - Tips for cybersecurity vets starting a company

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I shared a variety of tips with Fifth Domain for veterans starting cyber security companies.

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Yahoo Finance - Final Round Interview

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I was featured on a cyber security segment of the June 3rd, 2019 episode of Yahoo! Finance's "The Final Round". I enjoyed offering some commentary on how the Huawei ban is good US policy, why we are plagued with vulnerabilities and making cyber investments. The show segment was loaded to youtube.





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Inner Circle Podcast Episode 027

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I recently did episode 27 of the Inner Circle podcast with Tony Bradley. Tony used to work at Tenable and we've been friends for a while. We spoke about a variety of cyber issues including the importance of getting outside of the 'cyber security bubble' to reach more people. Read More…

Digital Anarchist - RSA 2019 Interview 

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While at RSA, I had the chance to do an interview with Alan Shimel for the show Digital Anarchist. Alan and I have known each other for a long time and we spoke a lot about the security solutions in our Gula Tech Adventures portfolio including Contrast, StackRox, Protego, NanoVMs, AutoMox and Huntress Labs Read More…

ITProTV - The Technado - Episode 88

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I was recently interviewed for a segment on Episode 88 of IT Pro's Technado by Don Pezet and Peter VanRysdam. They had interviewed me in 2016 while I was CEO at Tenable Network Security. During the interview, we got to speak about the Tenable IPO and the work we are doing at Gula Tech Adventures investing in cyber start-ups.

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MIXERGY Interview - Why a failed fighter pilot made a better founder (and took a company public)


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Mixergy recently interviewed me about being an entrepreneur, starting and running companies like Tenable Network Security and about cyber security. Mixergy has a huge following of entrepreneurs from all walks of life and it was great to share some stories about Tenable co-founders Jack Huffard and Renaud Deraison, as well as speak about working with my wife Cyndi Gula at Network Security Wizards, Tenable and now at Gula Tech Adventures. Read More…

CyberScoop Radio Interview - Securiosity: A double dose

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I had fun being interviewed by greg Otto and Jen O'Daniel. We spoke of the Bloomberg hardware backdoor story, APTs in general, Cyber Command and cyber entrepreneurship.

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Infosec Institute interview on cyber startups and attracting minorities to cyber

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I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Chris Sienko of the Infosec Institute about a variety of cyber issues including startup advice and how to attract more people to cyber from all backgrounds.
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Cyber Security Interviews — Episode #57

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I was interviewed by Douglas Brush for episode #57 of the Cyber Security Interviews podcast.

We discussed starting out in security in the 1990’s at the NSA, starting Tenable and its growth to IPO, different start-up spaces, where I like to get involved in start-ups, advice I give to founders, what I like to look for to invest in, and lastly, where I see the cyber security market going.
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Secure Digital Life — Episode #74

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I was a guest on episode #74 of Secure Digital Life and interviewed by Doug White. We covered Tenable’s Cyber Exposure, starting companies, hacking elections and the future of cyber attacks and security.
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GDPR Basics for Business: Q&A with Ron Gula

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I got the chance to sit down with Racktop System's CEO Eric Bednash and talk about GDPR and how Racktop can help. Read More…

Hidden Benefits of the NIST Cyber Security Framework

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Eric Bednash of RackTop Systems and Ron Gula spoke about the NIST Cyber Security Framework, how it can help answer the question, 'Am I Secure?' and how Racktop Systems can help the protection of data as well as recovering from cyber attacks. Read More…

Silver Bullet Show #144 — Government Versus Commercial Security Solutions

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I enjoyed participating in Dr. Gary McGraw’s Silver Bullet podcast show #144. Gary has done an excellent job getting really good guests like Bruce Potter, NY Times cyber journalist Nicole PerlrothPeiter Zatko (a.k.a “mudge) and Jack Daniel on the show and doing good interviews. Gary knows what he is asking about. He has dual Phds, has written more than 100 peer reviewed publications and is the author of eight information security books. He’s also the VP of Security Technologies at Synopsis. I consider Gary the expert in secure coding and secure software design.

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DIGITAL GUARDIAN PODCAST EPISODE 17: RON GULA ON THE EVOLUTION OF THE SECURITY INDUSTRY

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I enjoyed participating and sharing lots of thoughts about the cyber industry on episode 17 of the Digital Guardian podcast. Hosts Will G. and Chris Brook had a lot of great questions which allowed us to cover CISO advice, Spectre/Meltdown, where cyber is going, growing and maintaining your cyber team and many other topics.
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StartUp Grind Columbia - Ron & Cyndi Fireside Chat

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Ron and Cyndi had the opportunity to be interviewed - fireside chat style -  by StartUp Grind Columbia MD Chapter Director Chris Haug. We got to share a wide variety of advice with an audience of tech founders about growing companies, raising capital, working with family members, enabling teams and employees and planning for success as well as dealing with failure.  Read More…

RVASEC 2017 Keynote

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I was honored to be a keynote speaker at the 2017 RVASEC conference in Richmond,VA. I talked about a variety of different cyber topics including an overview of the cyber market, predictions for the future and how to pitch cyber product ideas.  Read More…