Gurucul CEO Saryu Nayyar: Top Female Cybersecurity Leader

The Software Report Releases its Annual List of Top 25 Female Executives

LOS ANGELES – May 13, 2020 – Gurucul, a leader in unified security and risk analytics technology for on-premises and the cloud, today announced that CEO Saryu Nayyar was named one of the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity for 2020 by The Software Report. Saryu was selected from hundreds of exceptional candidates that were evaluated for their leadership and professional capabilities as well as their company’s competitiveness within the industry.

“Saryu Nayyar embodies everything we look for in our Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity – industry leadership, technical innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Jonathan Carlos, Editor of The Software Report. “Her recent decision to offer free services to help organizations protect themselves against COVID-19 cyber attacks that target their remote workers as well as third party service providers and contractors is further proof of her commitment to the industry and business community.”

Saryu and the other Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity for 2020 are profiled here:

“Being recognized as a Top 25 Woman Leader alongside this A list of female industry executives is a true honor,” said Saryu Nayyar. “The impressive career accomplishments of all the winners and growing number of women in the male dominated cybersecurity sector is very encouraging for the future of our field.”

Saryu co-founded Gurucul and is considered a pioneer of behavior-based security and risk analytics technology. A serial entrepreneur, she was part of the founding team that created Vaau, an identity and access management startup that was acquired by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) in 2008. Saryu was named a Thought Leader by SC Media in 2018, was selected to the elite group of 13 entrepreneurs in the 2017 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ North America class, and in 2016 was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Her book,  Borderless Behavior Analytics: Who’s Inside? What’re They Doing?, on how identity has become the fulcrum for modern cyber attacks and data breaches is in its second edition on Amazon:

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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. The company is based in Los Angeles. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.