Show 144: Ron Gula Discusses Government Versus Commercial Security Solutions
By Gary McGraw

In this Episode Ron Gula and Silver Bullet logo

Ron Gula is co-founder, with his wife Cyndi, of Gula Tech Adventures, a cyber security investment fund. He started his security career as a network penetration tester for the NSA. At BBN, he ran US Internetworking’s team of penetration testers and incident responders. As the CTO of Network Security Wizards, Ron focused on security monitoring and produced the Dragon Intrusion Detection System. As CEO and co-founder of Tenable Network Security, Ron led the company from 2002 through 2016, scaling to more than 20,000 customers worldwide. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Clarkson University, and a MS in electrical and computer engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwaresville.

Listen as Gary and Ron discuss government and commercial security solutions, the NIST framework, tech transfer, technical advisory boards, and more.




Gary McGraw


About Gary McGraw
Gary McGraw is vice president of security technology at Synopsys. He’s the author of Software Security: Building Security In (Addison-Wesley 2006) and eight other books. McGraw received a BA in philosophy from the University of Virginia and a dual PhD in computer science and cognitive science from Indiana University. Contact him at