Frequently sought out by media such as the Bloomberg, Forbes and New York Times. Ron Gula is one of the leading cybersecurity thinkers in the industry. Ron started his career in information security at the National Security Agency conducting penetration tests of government networks and performing advanced vulnerability research. He was also the original author of the Dragon Intrusion Detection System and CTO of Network Security Wizards, acquired by Enterasys Networks. At Enterasys, Ron helped many financial, government, service providers and commercial companies to enhance their network security monitoring. He also served as Director of Risk Mitigation for USinternetworking. While working for BBN and GTE Internetworking, Ron helped to develop one of the first commercial network honeypots and developed security policies for large carrier-class networks.
Since co-founding Tenable Network Security in 2002, Ron has served as CEO. Under his leadership the company has become the leader in continuous network monitoring and is relied upon by organizations world-wide to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk, and ensure compliance.
As a community leader and a passionate advocate for education and scientific research, Ron serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center. He was also appointed to the National Cybersecurity Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Board as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE). Ron has received special awards for leadership from both The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun, and was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 for defense and security. He has authored three patents, speaks regularly at industry conferences, and is often quoted on topics related to security. Ron holds a BS from Clarkson University and an MSEE from the University of Southern Illinois.