About Us

Trust in a name

The name Synack comes from a cornerstone of cybersecurity. The “three-way handshake” used to establish trusted network connections has synchronize and acknowledge steps for transferring information between sender and receiver. In that constant flow of data, we saw the potential to unite technology and human intelligence in a different kind of handshake that would revolutionize the cybersecurity world: Synack.


To create technology that unleashes the best cybersecurity talent to secure our digital world.


Our story

Synack co-founders Jay Kaplan and Mark Kuhr launched their careers with the NSA and U.S. Department of Defense as technical security experts protecting the country from both kinetic and cyber attacks. They shared a vision to revolutionize cybersecurity by combining human intelligence with a fast, efficient and scalable platform to transform the experience of security testing for all customers. Synack was born.

Our Journey


Jay Kaplan and Dr. Mark Kuhr leave the NSA to launch Synack, with a vision to transform security testing.


Secures $7.5M in Series A funding round from Kleiner Perkins and closes $25M in Series B funds by GGV Capital and Icon Ventures.


Earns first patent: Utilizing a crowdsourced network to find vulnerabilities in applications.


Closes first European deal and first $2M federal deal in the U.S.


Secures $26 million in Series C funding led by M12.


Releases “Attacker Resistance Score,” offering customers a way to effectively track security progress over time, and surpasses 1000 active Synack Red Team members.


Launches SmartScan product for intelligent vulnerability assessments.


Raises $52 million in a Series D funding round co-led by B Capital Group and C5 Capital.


Launches the README news publication and WE’RE IN! cybersecurity podcast series to enrich the infosec media landscape.


Synack launches adversarial API pentesting capability, expanding testing across more critical endpoints.


Synack leads first pentesting missions on AI/LLM applications through its PTaaS platform, leveraging Synack Red Team members’ AI expertise.


Synack achieves FedRAMP Moderate Authorized designation for security testing, confirming our commitment to public sector.


Synack integrates Attack Surface Discovery with pentesting all on the Synack PTaaS platform.


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