The Synack Red Team

The world’s most skilled and trusted hackers,
powering Synack’s industry-leading security testing platform.

Synack Security Products and Penetration Testing

The Synack Red Team (SRT) gives the most talented security researchers across the globe a platform to do what they love and get paid for it. A private network of highly-curated and vetted security researchers, the SRT is challenged every day to deliver exploitation discovery and management for some of the biggest brands in the world. On the Synack platform, researchers have access to the industry’s first ever hacker toolkit built at enterprise scale, to make them more efficient and effective at uncovering critical vulnerabilities that matter.

Red Team News & Events

BSides 2018

Synack HackerHangouts™ around the world. Join us at BSidesDC or BSidesDehli!

DerbyCon 2018

We’re sponsoring the CTF this year so
come hack to win in Louisville (10/6)!
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DEFCON 2018 recap

Check out our recap of our HackerHangouts,
r00tz initiative and more!
Cyber Week Recap >

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ThinkCyber Fellowship Accelerates Pathways to Ethical Hacking

Synack and Nav Talent, and the world’s best ethical hackers from the Synack Red Team are teaming up to equip a future generation of cybersecurity experts to defend against cyber threats. The ThinkCyber fellowship will offer a unique approach to talent development for the cybersecurity industry, training up the best and brightest hacker-minded students.

SRT Shout-Out of the Month

SRT Shout-Out of the Month

March 2019—Vahagn Israyelyan

Hacker-to-Hacker: "Bug bounties are great for helping you to train your skills and test your knowledge. Depending on your skill level, you can look for cookie-cutter vulnerabilities or you can seek more challenging ones like zero-days."

Achieve New Heights with Levels

“Synack Red Team Levels” is an exclusive program to reward you for your participation, hacking success and the impact of your discoveries. As you progress through the levels you will not only earn community status and bragging rights, but also exciting new privileges and rewards, including access to Synack-exclusive targets, hacking challenges, and special events.

Take on the challenge and level up with Synack!

Synack Hacking Badges


SRT members are now eligible to receive payments for not only finding valid vulnerabilities, but also for completing Missions! Missions help Synack clients achieve their security testing and compliance goals, particularly for OWASP Top 10 and PCI. Claim Missions for:



Exclusive access:
Once you claim a Mission, you have exclusive access for 24 hours



Guaranteed income:
Get paid for all Missions successfully completed



Consistent workflow, short time commitment, standard skill requirements and task types


Built by Hackers for Hackers

As a member of the SRT, you’ll be hacking amongst the best in the world, and your skills will be put to the test. Your mission will be to work through the Synack platform to hunt for critical vulnerabilities in Synack clients’ systems, and provide details about your discoveries. Your findings and reports will be invaluable to our clients, and enable clients to patch up to ensure that they stay a step ahead of malicious hackers trying to exploit them.



Be one of the select few

Continuous skill sharpening through challenging and interesting work

Access to critical assets to leading F500 companies, including unreleased products



Remote access to work on your own time

Active private community with dedicated community manager from Synack’s Mission Ops Team

Confidentiality of your identity



Transparent model with the fastest triage-to-payment times in the industry

Prizes for top performers and quality submissions

Participate in Synack-exclusive hacking challenges and events

HYDRA Technology:
The Ultimate Researcher Toolkit

HYDRA intelligence alerts our SRT members of possible vulnerabilities, changes, or events. This intelligence immediately prompts you to validate known vulnerabilities as well as investigate potential problems.

Hydra Technology
  1. HYDRA
    Technology that shortens recon and enables rapid exploitation discovery
  2. SRT
    Manual vulnerability discovery and submission
  3. OPS
    A team dedicated to reviewing and responding to your reports
  4. Client + $$$
    24-hour payments upon rapid review and acceptance; vulnerability intel flows to clients

Do You Have What It Takes?

Bring your best—you will need highly tuned, creative hacking skills, incl. expertise and hacking tradecraft in web, mobile, host, or embedded systems/IoT. We are looking for creative, persistent, and competitive hackers with relevant cybersecurity experience.

Candidates go through a multi-stage vetting process that includes submitting an application, a video interview, skills assessment(s) and background check.

strict vetting process
The [Synack] team is insanely responsive to questions and reports, which keeps you engaged and invested in the platform as a hacker... When I have competing offers from programs to hack on, it's hard not to choose one which is guaranteed to be responsive and high paying.
— Pete Yaworski, SRT Member

SRT by the Numbers.


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Highest Payout To-Date
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