Hackers for Hire


About this podcast

Cybercriminals are brilliant, relentless, and ruthless.

So how can organizations hope to fight them? One way is to hire people just like them (minus the ruthless part).

A growing wave of companies are using hackers to foil hackers. They unleash “researchers” (aka hackers) to “attack” an organization’s defenses.



About the Podcasters


Jay Kaplan, CEO Synack

Jay Kaplan is the CEO of Synack, a firm that combines its automated security technology with a global talent pool of hackers to probe for weaknesses in a company's defenses. Prior to co-founding Synack, Kaplan was a senior cyber analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA) and served in several security-related roles for the Department of Defense.



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