Gurucul Nominated to Compete in 4th ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

Gurucul, a Winner in the 2016, 2018 and 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, is pleased to announce the Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics has been nominated to compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.

Gurucul Risk Analytics is a data science driven platform that unifies key Cyber Defense Center functions to enable contextual, risk-prioritized decisions for automating security controls.

It enables organizations to predict, detect and prevent cyber security breaches by ingesting and analyzing massive amounts of data from virtually any source, including network, IT systems, cloud platforms, applications, IoT, and more.

Gurucul provides a comprehensive view of user/entity behaviors and detects risky outliers using a library of advanced machine learning (ML) models and identity-centric data science, artificial intelligence (AI), anomaly detection and predictive risk-scoring algorithms to identify abnormal behaviors and activities indicative of security threats.

view of user entity behaviors and detects risky outliersGurucul was the first to innovate the User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) category and extend behavior analytics from on-premises to the cloud.By generating contextual, risk-prioritized alerts in real-time, Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics can automatically mitigate threats before damage occurs.

Today, Gurucul provides the only unified security and risk analytics product that brings AI and ML to entire threat detection, investigation, and response workflows.

Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics protects against a wide range of cyber security threats including malicious insiders, privileged access abuse, fraud, account compromise/ hijacking/ sharing, data exfiltration, DLP and IP protection, trusted host and entity compromise, ransomware, and APT/stealth attacks that lay dormant between various stages of a cyberattack.

Gurucul Unified Security and Risk Analytics combines intelligent threat hunting, log aggregation, network traffic analysis, SIEM (Security Information and Event Management), SOAR (Security Orchestration, Automation and Response) and UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics) capabilities into one integrated platform to address both known and unknown threats, identify risky user behavior and automatically respond to security incidents.

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Gurucul Unified Security and Risk Analytics identifies abnormal behaviors and activities indicative of security threats.

It generates risk-prioritized, contextual alerts in real-time to automate security responses that can mitigate threats before damage occurs.

By unifying the entire security stack and applying real-time security analytics to collected data, Gurucul provides unprecedented context, behavioral indicators and timeline views for assessing and mitigating risks.

It identifies and anticipates a wide range of threats that alternative security solutions would miss.

For instance, Gurucul has predicted the departure of disgruntled employees based on their behavior, while preventing them from exfiltrating company data, committing fraud and sabotaging systems.

Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics is unique in its ability to span on-premise, cloud, mobile and IoT to provide identity-centric (user/entity) 360-degree visibility into threats, and ingests virtually any dataset (structured/unstructured).

Unlike competitors that require analysts to know what they are looking for, Gurucul has more than 2000 machine learning models that allow it to detect unknown threats and fraud in real-time and accurately identify the subset of anomalous behavior that places the organization at risk, saving time and resources through significantly reduced alerts and false positives.

Gurucul STUDIO lets customers adapt Gurucul’s machine learning models or define custom models for their unique requirements, without coding or advanced data science knowledge.

Unlike others, Gurucul supports an open choice of big data, allowing customers to use existing data lakes, reducing processing time, data replication and costs.

Gurucul Unified Security Analytics is not priced on data volume.

Gurucul has developed unique Self-Audit capabilities that empower users to proactively monitor and report any suspicious access, fraud and activity on their own accounts.

Large SIEM vendors have pivoted their positioning over the past 12 months to claim they can provide security analytics.

However, Gurucul has increasingly replaced SIEM products over the past year because its real-time behavior based security analytics and intelligence platform answers this question:

Is the anomalous behavior by users or entities actually risky?

This capability differentiates Gurucul from everyone else.

Unlike SIEM products that generate continuous alerts on anomalous activity that isn’t risky, Gurucul uses context to determine whether behavior is risky.

Context is critical. Most security products tell companies what is happening.

Gurucul tells customers when something bad is happening, so they can act on it.

According to the recent Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms report, enterprises looking for a robust security analytics tool with strong security user behavior analytics and data protection should consider Gurucul.

Gurucul is mature and battle tested.

Gurucul Unified Security & Risk Analytics scales from the medium enterprise to the largest, highly distributed global enterprises, and is deployed worldwide by government agencies and Global Fortune 1000 companies across the financial, healthcare, technology, retail and manufacturing sectors.

Customers include one of the world’s largest Internet payment companies and a Fortune Five U.S. health insurer.

Aetna uses Gurucul for its model-driven security capabilities to respond to threats at machine speed.

Aetna can now automate and change controls on demand, not hours later, after the fact.

Since data quantity doesn’t increase cost, Aetna uses a big data lake and Gurucul risk-scores all users and assets, enabling automated downstream controls, provisioning and real-time, personalized access decisions.

(As a Fortune 100 Health Insurance Provider, Aetna is using Gurucul Risk Analytics to automate front line security controls. View this customer testimonial to learn more about Aetna’s success implementing Gurucul User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) and Identity Analytics. Courtesy of Gurucul and Vimeo.)

Infosys is an IT consulting company with 200,000 employees across 50 countries.

Gurucul helped them achieve: insider threat detection, IP protection, real-time threat detection, reducing manual efforts, reducing false positives.

(Infosys’ main challenge in providing IT services to global customers is keeping up with the rapid change in the threat environment. They achieved the following objectives with Gurucul Behavior Based Security Analytics: insider threat detection, IP protection, detecting threats in real-time, reducing manual efforts, and reducing false positives. Courtesy of Gurucul and Vimeo.)

For Allina Health, Gurucul does what no human or SIEM could — correlate seemingly unconnected events, analyze risk, and alert to threats at machine speed.

Gurucul identifies and monitors IT assets on the network and their activity, even unregistered and dormant devices.

This closes a blindspot for exploits and insider threats. Before the 2018 Super Bowl, Allina Health deployed Gurucul in one week to protect players and VIPs healthcare data, due to its high value on the black market to bettors, gossip outlets, etc.

It enabled Allina to monitor who was accessing what records, and to detect suspicious and unauthorized activity.

Gurucul monitored thousands of employees across 90 clinics, 12 hospitals and 15 retail pharmacies, over 2 million patient records, and 50M daily transactions.

Gurucul identified risky activity in real time to prevent threats including data “snooping” and data exfiltration, before those attempts could succeed.

(Hear Allina Health speak to how Gurucul’s user & entity behavior analytics (UEBA) solution helped them with their unique use cases including protecting VIP data during Superbowl 2018. Courtesy of Gurucul and Vimeo.)

A large health insurer uses Gurucul to analyze 8 million identities and 500 big data nodes.

Another health insurance company uses Gurucul on top of hundreds of Hortonworks big data nodes to apply advanced analytics to over 40 million identities belonging to employees, partners and customers.

A financial institution uses Gurucul with its own custom cloud big data lake on AWS to risk score access and activity, reduce access risks and detect unknown threats.

Another insurance firm uses Gurucul Self Audits for over 60,000 end users to raise security awareness, provide deterrence and collaborate with users to detect identity theft and abuse.

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Gurucul Competes in Fourth ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
2019 'ASTORS' Awards Program Banquet Luncheon
2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program Banquet Luncheon

AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.

The 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, Data Theorem will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Application Security Solutions.

Enter today to Compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell the Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department is responsible for oversight of the City’s efforts to plan and prepare for emergencies, educate the public about preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery, and disseminate emergency information.

American Security Today is pleased to announce that Deann Criswell, the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon Banquet in New York City.The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at
Comprehensive List of Categories Include:
Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!


Don’t see a Direct Hit for your Product, Agency or Organization?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. Local transmission of the disease has occurred across all fifty states in the America.

With the unprecedented occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the safety and security industries has realized the need to increase innovations to address the daily growing challenges.

As such AST aims to make sure these firms and professionals are reflected in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program, so we’d like to encourage you to submit appropriate categories recommendations and include COVID-19 Frontline Professionals in your Nominations to see that these Professionals, Facilities, and Vendors receive the Recognition they Deserve!

Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.
Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!
Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

Gurucul Scores a Win in Third ‘ASTORS’ AWARDS PROGRAM

  • Best Cyber Security Solution
  • Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA)
  • The Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA) is a behavior based security analytics and intelligence platform on open choice of big data. GRA leverages over 2000 Machine Learning Models powered by data science to produce actionable risk intelligence. GRA does not rely on signatures, rules or patterns.
Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA)
Gurucul Risk Analytics (GRA)
  • Gurucul Risk Analytics detects and stops malicious behavior before cyber criminals or rogue insiders can do harm.
  • GRA can ingest data from any source, including proprietary business applications, to give you the most accurate 360-degree view of a user’s or entity’s behavior.
  • Gurucul Risk Analytics leverages a comprehensive risk engine which performs continuous risk scoring based on historical and current behavior, to provide real-time risk prioritized alerts for incident analysis. The dynamic risk scores can be used to trigger an automated risk-response workflow.
  • Gurucul was also recognized with Wins in the 2018 and 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Programs.

(Learn about Gurucul’s Security Analytics solutions. Gurucul provides Actionable Risk Intelligence to protect against targeted and under-the-radar cyberattacks. Using behavior-based machine learning algorithms Gurucul proactively detects, prevents and deters insider threats, fraud and external cyber threats via compromised accounts. Courtesy of Gurucul and YouTube.)

Gurucul is changing the way organizations protect their most valuable assets, data and information from insider and external threats both on-premises and in the cloud.

A global cyber security and fraud analytics company, Gurucul’s real-time Unified Security and Risk Analytics Platform combines machine learning behavior profiling with predictive risk-scoring algorithms to predict, prevent and detect breaches.

Gurucul technology is used by Global 1000 companies and government agencies to fight cyber fraud, IP theft, insider threat and account compromise as well as for log aggregation, compliance and risk based security orchestration and automation.

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