Frequently sought out by media publications and outlets such as the New York Times, Bloomberg and Forbes, Ron is a leading cybersecurity thinker, innovator, and visionary in the information security industry. Since co-founding Tenable Network Security in 2002, Ron serves as Chief Executive Officer and focuses on product strategy and R&D to keep Tenable at the forefront of network security innovation. Ron pioneered Tenable’s continuous network monitoring platform, SecurityCenter Continuous View™, champions the benefits of continuous monitoring for both commercial and government organizations, and is passionate about promoting enterprise-wide security policy to C-level executives.
Ron began his career as a penetration tester at the National Security Agency. He is the original author of the Dragon IDS and former CTO of Network Security Wizards, which was acquired by Enterasys Networks. While at BBN and GTE Internetworking, Ron helped develop one of the first commercial network honeypots and oversaw security policies for large carrier-class networks. Ron was also the Director of Risk Mitigation for US Internetworking, which was one of the first cloud application hosting companies.
Ron has earned three patents, serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center, and has an unceasing passion for education and scientific research. He has also received numerous awards for both his technological leadership and entrepreneurship.