Member Profile: Jay Kaplan, CEO and Co-Founder, Synack

Jay Kaplan founded Synack after serving in multiple cyber-related capacities at the Department of Defense. He is a member of Bloomberg Breakaway’s member advisory board.

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Jay Kaplan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Synack. Prior to Synack Kaplan served in multiple cyber-related capacities at the Department of Defense, including the DoD’s Incident Response and Red Team. Most recently, Kaplan was a Senior Cyber Vulnerability Analyst at the National Security Agency where his focus was supporting counterterrorism-related intelligence operations. Kaplan received multiple accolades for classified work conducted while at the NSA. Kaplan was selected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology. Kaplan holds a B.S. and an M.S. from George Washington University studying under an NSA-funded fellowship program, in addition to a number certifications from ISC(2) and GIAC.


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