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Teri Takai, CIO of Meridian Health and Former DOD CIO, Joins Gurucul’s Impressive Advisory Board

Gurucul today announced the addition of Teri Takai to their Executive Advisory Board. Takai comes on board as the eighth member of an already impressive team of security experts and brings over thirty five years of experience. Currently, Teri is the Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President for Meridian Health Plan. Prior to this position Takai served as the Chief Information Officer for the United States Department of Defense as well as the CIO for the State of California, Director and CIO for the Michigan Department of Information Technology, and spent over thirty years with the Ford Motor Company where she led the development of the company’s information technology strategy. She also held positions at EDS and Federal-Mogul Corporation.

Takai will complement an existing board consisting of: Jerry Archer, Chief Information Security Officer of a major financial services firm and Founding Member of CSA; Jason Clark, Chief Security and Strategy Officer, Accuvant; Gary Eppinger, Global VP, Chief Information Security Officer and Privacy Officer, Carnival Corporation; Gary Harbison, Chief Information Security Officer, Monsanto; Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman and Founder, Security Innovation Network (SINET); Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer, Facebook, and Leslie K. Lambert, Chief Security & Strategy Officer for Gurucul, chairman of Gurucul’s Executive Advisory Board. To learn more about our board members, please visit Gurucul Board of Advisors (http://gurucul.com/board-of-advisors/).

“We are thrilled to add Teri Takai to Gurucul’s Executive Advisory Board, Teri adds a powerful and unique perspective to our leadership team and without a question will be a key player in our development and strategy moving forward.” says Saryu Nayyar, Founder & CEO of Gurucul. Nayyar continues, “The addition of Teri to an already impressive Executive Advisory Board will surely help Gurucul excel, as we continue to be an industry leader in User Behavior Analytics.”

About Gurucul

Gurucul, a leader in identifying threats that are overlooked by policies and rules driven security solution, has invented a purpose built identity based threat detection platform known as Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA). The platform combines user behavior intelligence, big data analytics, and leverages identity as a threat surface to provide Actionable Risk Intelligence™ to safeguard against targeted attacks and under-the-radar cyber campaigns. GRA is able to proactively detect, prevent, and deter advanced insider threats, frauds, and external threats by using sophisticated self-learning anomaly detection algorithms.

Gurucul is backed by a strong advisory board comprising of Fortune 500 CISOs, world renowned experts in government intelligence and cyber-security, and founded by seasoned entrepreneurs with a proven track record of introducing industry changing enterprise security solutions with a mission to deliver rapid results to any organization that desires to protect its intellectual property, regulated information, and brand reputation.

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