IT Security Assessments: How much do they cost?
September 25, 2013 9:25 AM Subscribe
I've been tasked with figuring out what firms charge to perform IT Security tests, penetration tests, etc, for commercial clients? What kind of metrics do they base their charges on? Is there a standard rate for this kind of work? Alternately, do you have any tips for getting this kind of info from the companies that do this kind of stuff?
posted by tokaidanshi to work & money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm working for a firm that is considering entering the commercial IT Security assessment market. We aren't really sure how this stuff is priced, and I have been given the job of trying to figure that out.
I've been browsing around the internets for several hours and predictably, the webpages I can find for companies who perform these services don't have pricing information; you need to contact a sales rep to get that.
As I'm not interested in actually buying their services, I haven't done that yet. I guess I could always pass myself off as a customer but I'd prefer to avoid that if at all possible.
Is there anyone out there with experience in this field willing to divulge how this type of work gets priced, and what the average going rate for this kind of testing might be? And if not, does anyone have any suggestions for how to find this kind of information?