On this episode of the CyberSpeak with InfoSec Institute podcast, Ron Gula, president of Gula Tech Adventures and co-founder of Tenable Network Security, talks about the evolution of cybersecurity and security awareness, his career shift from the NSA to growing Tenable to funding other cybersecurity startups, and a variety of other topics.

In the podcast, Gula and host Chris Sienko discuss:

  • How has the cybersecurity landscape changed since you first got involved in the business? (1:45)
  • Did your NSA experience lead you to go into business for yourself? (4:05)
  • What do you think about the current state of information security? (5:25)
  • What are some recommendations for tightening up existing companies’ security? (8:15)
  • What led to your shift from Tenable to the focus on funding cyber startups? (12:15)
  • What is the process at Gula Tech Adventures for improving clients’ businesses? (17:15)
  • What do you see as the role between security education vs. technical solutions, and how do you create a good balance? (22:40)
  • What are some security awareness tips for small business? (23:55)
  • What are the barriers to women and minority hires in cybersecurity? (25:05)
  • What can companies do to create a more diverse workplace? (27:10)
  • What security challenges need to be addressed in the decade to come? (29:40)

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