Ron Culler, Jr

Vice President
Cyber Development Programs, CompTIA

Ron Culler is the Vice President, of Cyber Development Programs at CompTIA focused on Cybersecurity, be it the current or future threat landscape, certification, learning, or workforce development. His role is to be the voice of Cybersecurity for CompTIA across the organization.

Prior to Joining CompTIA Ron was the founder of Secure Designs Inc., and served as the CTO, technology architect, MSS visionary, and security evangelist for the company. Ron and his team built a successful MSSP managing over 10,000 firewalls globally until they were acquired in 2018. In addition, Ron is a US Navy veteran and was part of the Naval Security Group which he served for 10 years.

Ron is an out-of-the-box thinker actively engaged in expanding the understanding of Cybersecurity and technology for organizations of all sizes. Ron’s expertise as a Cybersecurity visionary and industry thought leader is in high demand, as a regular speaker and writer on Cybersecurity, technology legislation, cloud, and IoT/OT security. He has also been featured in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, and even Billboard Magazine where he has shared his insights on the latest cybersecurity trends and best practices.

He has been involved in multiple industry advisory councils and boards and has served as the Chair of CompTIA’s IT Security Community, a Member of CompTIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Council, and CompTIA ISAO SME Champions Council prior to joining CompTIA.  In addition to the many industry councils and boards, he also provides mentorship to several entrepreneurial organizations.

Ron has won multiple industry awards and honors including the MSPmentor 250, ChannelPro 20/20 Visionaries, and the 2017 CompTIA Tech Champion award for leadership in the technology sector.