21 Oct Jay Kaplan: DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series
NVIDIA Auditorium, Huang Engineering Center
Jay Kaplan is co-founder and CEO of Synack, a venture capital-backed startup focused on helping enterprises gain a “hacker” perspective of their technology footprint. Synack was ranked No. 20 on CNBC’s annual list of the “50 Most Disruptive Companies” for the second year in a row.
Prior to Synack, Kaplan served in multiple cyber-related capacities at the Department of Defense, including the agency’s Incident Response and Red Team. Most recently, he was senior analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA), where he supported cyber intelligence operations and received multiple accolades for classified work conducted at the agency.
Selected as one of Forbes‘ “30 Under 30” in enterprise technology, Kaplan holds a B.S. and M.S. from George Washington University studying under a NSA-funded fellowship program, in addition to a number of industry certifications.
The DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar series is generously supported by the venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.