Gurucul CEO Saryu Nayyar named Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity 2021

Winners of Prestigious Black Unicorn Award Revealed During Black Hat USA 2020

LOS ANGELES – Aug 3, 2020 – Gurucul, a leader in Unified Security and Risk Analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, today announced that CEO Saryu Nayyar has been named a Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity for 2020 by Cyber Defense Magazine as part of the annual Black Unicorn Awards. Saryu was selected from a pool of the industry’s most accomplished and respected women for her leadership skills and cybersecurity expertise.

“It is an absolute honor to be recognized alongside so many of my peers as a Top 100 Woman in Cybersecurity for my pioneering work in applying data science to automate real-time threat detection and response, and model-driven security,” said Saryu Nayyar. “The caliber of the other leaders on this year’s list demonstrates the contributions and advances women have made in the traditionally male dominated cybersecurity industry.”

“Saryu is one of the Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity, and we are pleased to recognize her during our second annual Black Unicorn awards.  This competition showcases women leaders who are shaping the future of cybersecurity and have broken through the glass ceiling,” said Judges Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of, David DeWalt of and Gary Miliefsky of

Gurucul was co-founded by Saryu and was recently recognized as the Best Behavior Analytics/Enterprise Threat Detection product in the coveted SC Awards Europe 2020. The company was also awarded a 2020 Fortress Cyber Security Award for the Best Security Analytics product.

About Cyber Defense Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s 8th year of honoring cybersecurity innovators, in this case the Black Unicorn Awards for 2020 on our Cyber Defense Awards platform. In this competition, judges for these prestigious awards includes cybersecurity industry veterans, trailblazers and market makers Gary Miliefsky of CDMG, Robert R. Ackerman Jr. of Allegis Cyber and David DeWalt of NightDragon with much appreciation to emeritus judge Robert Herjavec of Herjavec Group.  To see the complete list of Top 100 Women in Cybersecurity for 2020 please visit

About Gurucul

Gurucul is a global cyber security and fraud analytics company that 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. 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 for real-time extended detection and response. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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