Bridging the Cyber Talent Gap

with On-Demand Security Testing

Staying Secure in the
Midst of a Talent Crisis

Underlying all of today’s security challenges is the cyber talent gap. Barebones security teams are taking on increasingly sophisticated adversaries and juggling an expanding and rapidly changing attack surface while organizations struggle to find the candidates with the matching expertise for their security objectives. With an estimated 4 million positions unfilled worldwide, organizations need on-demand security talent for penetration testing and broader security objectives.

Challenges and Consequences
of the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Capacity

2.72M

SHORTAGE OF CYBER PROFESSIONALS

(ISC)2v Cybersecurity Workforce Study. 2021

Recruiting for cybersecurity talent is a challenge; there are simply not enough cyber professionals in the market today. Outsourcing the work to contractors takes too long and consulting firms cannot staff their services.

Capability

50%

LACK CLOUD EXPERTISE

ISACA State of Cybersecurity 2022 Report

Specialized skill sets are essential to adapt to today’s security challenges, but it's difficult to recruit the right people needed to secure the attack surface. In one report, 50% of candidates lacked required cloud expertise.

Cost

23%

HIGHER SALARIES IN PRIVATE VS PUBLIC

Securing a Nation: Improving Federal
Cybersecurity Hiring in the U.S., 2021

Shortages in cyber talent mean fierce salary competition, leaving industries like public sector and finance to suffer from disproportionate hiring costs.

Bridging the Gap Today, with On-Demand

Security Talent and the Synack Platform

The Synack Platform combines elite talent with technology, providing 24/7, on-demand access to a highly vetted group of crowdsourced researchers from around the world for penetration testing and targeted security objectives.
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The Synack Red Team (SRT)

A community of security researchers from around the world with specialized skills are vetted through a rigorous process and bring a valuable adversarial perspective through the Synack Platform.
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On Demand Access to Talent

On-Demand Access to Talent

Augment the capacity of your security staff with on-demand talent accessed through the Synack Platform, allowing for scalable pentesting, zero day response and other on-demand security tasks.
1500 Researchers

A Diverse Set of Skills

The 1500+ researchers on the platform saves you recruiting time, eliminates cost for new hires, and does the cybersecurity talent assessment for you, providing capable researchers with a diverse set of skills to accomplish any task.
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A Platform that Enables Collaboration
and Efficiency with Top Talent

The diverse skills of the Synack Red Team are brought to life through the Synack SaaS platform, which surfaces critical vulnerabilities found by researchers, facilitates communication, and provides on-demand activation of the community for pentesting and other security tasks.

Accessible Talent

The diverse skills of the SRT are brought to life through the Synack platform, which surfaces critical vulnerabilities found by researchers, facilitates communication and provides on-demand activation of the community for pentesting and other security tasks.
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Collaboration and Communication

In addition to seeing critical vulnerabilities found by researchers, platform users can communicate with researchers on methodologies used for exploitation, remediation tactics and patch verification.

On-Demand Security

On-demand security tasks, from cloud testing to checking for a new CVE, can be activated within the platform for immediate, responsive testing.
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Midst of a Talent Crisis

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