Ron Gula is known in the global security community as a visionary, innovator, and engineer of extraordinary talent. He traces his passion for his work in security to starting his career in information security at the National Security Agency conducting penetration tests of government networks and performing advanced vulnerability research. Since co-founding Tenable Network Security in 2002, Ron has been CEO and CTO at Tenable, maker of the world-renowned Nessus® vulnerability scanner and Unified Security Monitoring™ architecture. As CEO/CTO of Tenable, he is responsible for product strategy, research and development, and product design and development. Ron is also a leader in his community and a passionate advocate for education and scientific research.

Prior to Tenable, Ron was the original author of the Dragon IDS and CTO of Network Security Wizards, which was acquired by Enterasys Networks. At Enterasys, Ron was Vice President of IDS Products and worked with many top financial, government, security service providers, and commercial companies to help deploy and monitor large IDS installations. He was also the Director of Risk Mitigation for US Internetworking and was responsible for intrusion detection and vulnerability detection for one of the first application service providers. Ron also worked for BBN and GTE Internetworking where he conducted security assessments as a consultant, helped to develop one of the first commercial network honeypots, and helped develop security policies for large carrier-class networks.

Ron has a BS from Clarkson University and an MSEE from the University of Southern Illinois. He was the recipient of the 2004 Techno Security Conference "Industry Professional of the Year" award. In SC Magazine's 20th Anniversary Edition, Ron was named as one of the top market entrepreneurs for the past 20 years.