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Synack is a security software company developing a Crowd Security Intelligence platform that delivers continuous and scalable security testing for enterprises. It aims to uncover security vulnerabilities that often remain undetected by traditional pen testers and scanners by offering a combination of human-powered expert research with the proprietary technology. Synack engages global security researchers to test systems in virtual private testing environments, as well as provides manual security assessment.

TypePrivate
Founded2013
HQRedwood City, CA, US
Websitesynack.com
Employee Ratings3.7
Overall CultureD+

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)238(+3%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Synack

Jay Kaplan

Jay Kaplan

CEO
Mark Kuhr

Mark Kuhr

Chief Technology Officer
Aisling MacRunnels

Aisling MacRunnels

Chief Marketing Officer
Jim Hyman

Jim Hyman

Chief Revenue Officer
Jon Diller

Jon Diller

SVP, Operations
Amit Sirdeshpandey

Amit Sirdeshpandey

VP, Finance
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Synack Office Locations

Synack has offices in Redwood City, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago and in 3 other locations
Redwood City, CA, US (HQ)
1600 Seaport Blvd #170
San Francisco, CA, US
San Francisco
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Synack Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2013

Synack total Funding

$112.5 m

Synack latest funding size

$52 m

Time since last funding

8 months ago

Synack investors

Synack's latest funding round in May 2020 was reported to be $52 m. In total, Synack has raised $112.5 m
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Synack Operating Metrics

Synack's Active Users was reported to be 1.5 k in May, 2020.
May, 2020

Active Users

1.50 k

Countries (Customers)

82
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Synack Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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Synack Online and Social Media Presence

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Synack Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    D+

    64/100

  • CEO Rating

    D-

    60/100

  • Compensation

    B-

    74/100

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Synack News and Updates

Asia Digest: Australia’s Kaddy bags $2.4m; Singtel Innov8 backs US-based Synack

B2B beverages marketplace Kaddy has raised funding from KTM Ventures, SpringCapital and restaurant entrepreneur John Szangolies. The post Asia Digest: Australia’s Kaddy bags $2.4m; Singtel Innov8 backs US-based Synack appeared first on DealStreetAsia.

Crowdsourced security testing platform startup Synack raises $52M

Crowdsourced security testing platform startup Synack Inc. has raised $52 million in new funding to develop its technology, expand internationally and invest in its community. The Series D round was led by C5 Capital USA and included B Capital Group, GGV Capital, GV (previously Google Ventures), He…

Synack’s $52 Million Investment Fuels Future of Remote Security Testing from World’s Elite Hackers

Synack, Inc. (“Synack”) today announced that it raised $52 million in Series D funding to transform security testing through its crowdsourced platform powered by the world’s most skilled ethical hackers who work with proprietary Synack technology to accelerate the hunt for critical software vulnerab…

Bug bounty startup Synack valued at $500 million to boost ‘white hat’ hacking from home

As more people work from home, bug bounty programs are finding favor with investors and hackers alike.

Synack is the latest cybersecurity company to offer state elections its services for free

The cybersecurity firm Synack will offer its penetration testing services to states for free in an effort to secure election systems for the 2018 midterms. Synack, founded by two former NSA analysts, is best known for its bug bounty program that allows its carefully curated stable of researchers to …

Synack Blogs

TAG Cyber’s Top Five Ideas for your 2021 Enterprise Security Program: The Synack Way

As the new year approaches, Ed Amoroso, CEO of TAG Cyber, world-class cybersecurity research, advisory, and consulting firm, recently published an article outlining the importance of “transcending conventional security” to stay ahead of the adversary. The article offered 5 superb ideas for enterpris…

The Eight Most Dangerous Cybersecurity Threats Facing Your Business – Part 1

Lessons From a Synack Security Analyst By Aigerim Kikabayeva Security teams inside your organization can’t be the only ones guarding against cyberthreats. But that’s all too often the case. Many of us may think what we don’t know, can’t hurt us, and we tend to focus on business issues rather than th…

How Hackers Hack: Attacker Methodology and Exploitation – Watch the demo

How Hackers Hack: Attacker Methodology and Exploitation Kill Chain Deep Dive with Synack Solutions Architect Jeremiah Roe   In this kill chain deep dive discussion and video, Synack Solutions Architect and Red Team Expert, Jeremiah Roe takes a practical approach to the attacker lifecycle. He walks t…

Exploits Explained: Zero Day Remote Code Execution in File Upload Feature

The first of an ongoing series of deep-dive videos into newly discovered and critical vulnerabilities.  In the first installation of Synack’s newly launched Exploits Explained video series, we are digging deep into a zero day Remote Code Execution vulnerability that one of our Red Team researchers r…

SRT Guest Post: Synack TeamAmerica Defenders CTF (Warm Up)

Author: SRT, Dylan (bamhm182/BytePen online) Synack held a miniature Capture the Flag event from 25SEP2020@2100EST until 27SEP2020@2100EST. This event consisted of only one challenge and promised a percentage of time off of the total time of their full #TeamAmerica Defenders CTF that took place from…

Synack & Blacks in Cybersecurity Launch The Synack Academy

Authors: Bella DeShantz-Cook, Security Operations Engineer  Jennifer Bennett, Communications Manager The dramatic skills gap in the cybersecurity industry is well documented, with one report predicting 3.5 million unfilled positions by next year. That’s a huge problem considering the rise in cyber a…
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Synack Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Synack founded?

    Synack was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Synack key executives?

    Synack's key executives are Jay Kaplan, Mark Kuhr and Aisling MacRunnels.

  • How many employees does Synack have?

    Synack has 238 employees.

  • Who are Synack competitors?

    Competitors of Synack include Menlo Security, Bugcrowd and Attivo Networks.

  • Where is Synack headquarters?

    Synack headquarters is located at 1600 Seaport Blvd #170, Redwood City.

  • Where are Synack offices?

    Synack has offices in Redwood City, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Synack have?

    Synack has 7 offices.