SecurityAdvisor Wins 2021 CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award Blog



We are proud to announce that we have been named the winner of the “User Behavior Analytics Security Solution of the Year” award in the fifth annual CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program conducted by CyberSecurity Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global information security market today. This prestigious international awards program recognizes outstanding information security products and companies.

Our unique approach to security awareness creates positive security outcomes through real-time behavior risk reduction. Delivering personalized coaching to end-users based on their risky behaviors through gentle reinforcements -microlessons- employees are encouraged to recognize and counteract threats in the exact moment of risk. Our solution educates employees to help them recognize cyber threats, how they work, and their role in counteracting attacks by utilizing AI to create in-the-moment personalized and contextualized security awareness coaching and reminders for employees.


The solution applies behavioral economic theories to empower end-users to combat human behavioral biases and reshape risky actions in cybersecurity. By leveraging SecurityAdvisor, security leaders are implementing continuous education processes that flag risky behaviors in real-time to prevent data breaches, no matter where their employees are or what they do, and quantifiably reduce security risk.

  • Data-driven approach to quantifying risks which allows you to train only those that need training- reducing training time
  • By doing this, our data shows that our clients have improved their security posture (eg. by reducing malware, lowering security incidents, and changing risky behavior)

“We are incredibly grateful to CyberSecurity Breakthrough for this award. We believe an intelligent, security-aware user is a critical part of an organization’s defense against cyber threat,’” said Sai Venkataraman, CEO of SecurityAdvisor. “Our approach was adopted from the work of Nobel Prize winner behavioral economist Richard Thaler, who said that decision architecture and human behavior can be influenced by ‘subtle nudges.’ Outdated traditional security awareness models require employees to spend hours on seminars discussing hypothetical situations. More than 90% of employees engage with our coaching, empowering them to identify and remediate cyber threats quickly.”

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in information security and cybersecurity technology companies, products and people. The CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough information security companies and products in categories including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Web and Email Security, UTM, Firewall and more. This year’s program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from over 20 different countries throughout the world. For more information visit

“Cybersecurity is not just a technological challenge but increasingly a social and behavioral one – with approximately 90 percent of security incidents attributed to a human root cause,” said James Johnson, managing director, CyberSecurity Breakthrough. “Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly personalized thanks to social engineering and other psychological manipulation techniques. SecurityAdvisor rethinks cybersecurity awareness in this new world, making attack responses both real-time and personalized to the individual. Delivering personalized coaching that builds awareness and changes user behavior is a ‘breakthrough’ shift and we are excited to recognize SecurityAdvisor as our ‘User Behavior Analytics Security Solution of the Year’ award winner.”

SecurityAdvisor’s AI-powered platform generates one or more security behavioral models for each user based on behavior modeling criteria, as well as a security behavior score for each. SecurityAdvisor then dynamically generates targeted and contextual bite-sized security awareness content to the end-user in the moment of risk.


Most sessions are less than two minutes and delivered through videos, quizzes, short emails and posters. The content is tailored based on an employee’s aptitude, susceptibility to specific threats, job role, and department. SecurityAdvisor’s approach to coaching people positively influences user behavior. Try us for free!

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