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…

Scythe CEO, Bryson Bort on Security Weekly #589

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Bryson Bort did an excellent job speaking about @SCYTHE on episode #589 of SecurityWeekly. Bryson discusses red team automation and attack simulation with the show hosts including Paul Asadoorian and Jeff Man.
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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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Interview with, Arun Buduri, Pixm President and Co-Founder

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We have been working with Pixm since early 2017 and felt their computer vision approach to detecting and stopping phishing attacks was unique and effective. Pixm recently launched their free for personal use and business solutions. I conducted an interview with Pixm president and co-founder Arun Buduri and we covered the current state of phishing, how computer vision helps combat phishing and the new personal use and business offerings. Read More…

Interview with SCYTHE founder and CEO, Bryson Bort

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SCYTHE recently announced a $3m round led by Gula Tech Adventures and an experienced group of cyber investors and operators. SCYTHE enables organizations to emulate advanced malicious cyber activity and see how well their organization is at preventing, detecting and repelling these types of threats. In this blog, I ask SCYTHE founder and CEO, Bryson Bort, a variety of questions about the origin of SCYTHE and the platform’s use cases. Read More…

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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Protecting web users from direct attacks like crypto-jacking — an interview with Tala Security CEO and co-founder, Aanand Krishnan


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If you were at RSA’s Innovation Sandbox this year, you may have seen Aanand and his team from Tala Security. They were demonstrating how their technology protects attacks against web browsers from being leveraged to steal data from secure web sites. Gula Tech Adventures invested in Tala Security last year as part of our focused on web security. As is tradition with many of our portfolio companies, I was able to catch up with Aanand and ask him interview questions.
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Q&A with NanoVMs Founder, Ian Eyberg

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Earlier this year, Gula Tech Adventures invested in NanoVMs (formerly Defer Panic) as part of our overall focus on web and application security. I caught up with the founder of NanoVMs, Ian Eyberg, and asked him a variety of questions about the emerging space of “unikernels”. Read More…

Privileged Access Managment Q&A with OnionID Founder Anirban Banerjee

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OnionID CEO and founder, Anirban Banerjee


I first met OnionID CEO Anirban Banerjee when he was head of research and development for a company called Stop The Hacker which exited to CloudFlare. I was very impressed with Anirban’s leadership and technical abilities and became an investor in his company, OnionID, which enables privileged access management for cloud and data center applications.

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Q&A With TrackOFF founders, Chandler Givens and Ryan Flach

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As security professionals, we all want to enhance our privacy as well as the privacy of our workplace, personal life and family. Late last year, Gula Tech Adventures invested in a Baltimore based company called TrackOFF that does exactly that. They’ve created a very popular mass-market privacy application that is simple and effective to use for a wide variety of audiences. I caught up with the co-founders (Chandler Givens and Ryan Flach) of TrackOFF and asked them some questions about privacy and their solutions.

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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 Brookhad 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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Interview with Cybrary President and Co-Founder, Ryan Corey

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Cybersecurity is a great career field, but is not for everyone and can be difficult for people to get experience and their first job. It’s also difficult for employers to find enough smart candidates to keep their networks secure. Gula Tech Adventures invested in Cybrary because they help solve both of those problems with free online cybersecurity training and a platform for organizations to grow their own cyber security talent. The following is an interview I conducted recently with Cybrary co-founder, Ryan Corey.
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An Interview with Ron Gula and Eric Bednash, CEO and Co-founder of RackTop System




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Gula Tech Adventures invested in RackTop Systems because they solve a very difficult problem — how to store lots of data, for a very long time and make sure it is secure and compliant. When organizations deploy RackTop, they have better security for their data and save money. As with many of our portfolio companies, I did an interview with their CEO and Co-founder, Eric Bednash.
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Interview with Gravwell CEO, Corey Thuen

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Gula Tech Adventures recently became an investor in a very exciting data storage and analytics company named Gravwell. I was very impressed with the ability of the solution to consume and analyze just about any type of data at amazing scales and query speeds. I conducted an interview with their CEO, Corey Thuen, and published it below.
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5 Questions with StackRox Cofounder and CEO Sameer Bhalotra




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Reinventing the VPN — Q&A With New Edge CEO David Goldschlag

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New Edge has a unique approach for secure remote access which brings traditional VPN concepts into the modern “cloud first” era. As an investor and user of the solution, I recently was able to ask New Edge CEO and cofounder, David Goldschlag, a variety of questions about VPNs and New Edge’s unique approach.
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Interview with Huntress Labs CEO, Kyle Hanslovan — Detecting advanced threats in small companies


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Kyle Hanslovan — CEO Huntress Labs

Gula Tech Adventures recently participated in Huntress Lab’s seed round. This portfolio company brings the power of modern threat detection to managed service providers. I was able to catch up with their founder and CEO, Kyle Hanslovan, before he headed out to BlackHat 2017 and asked him a few questions.

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Interview with Jeff Williams, Contrast Security CTO

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I’ve known Jeff Williams for more than a decade. He is the CTO of Contrast Security. He’s done very much to advance the art of web application security auditing and his development team is based in the Natty Boh building in Baltimore. I invested in Contrast for their pioneering RASP technology and how much customers raved about them during diligence. I recently caught up with Jeff in the following interview. Read More…