Re: Pen-testing - pricing model

On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Kish Pent wrote:

Hello all, :)
I totally agree with carnevali davide, he's absolutely
right because pen-test pricing is based on man hours
put in for the work, not the goals or skills.

But your skills relate to the time you need to do the
test. I rather decline a pen-test if I see that I cannot
do the job in a reasonable time. Knowledge and efficient
deployment of knowledge are skills.
How much time will it take if you do not have a clue what
to do, if you have no idea what the results of your tests
mean? Do you really think you can sell that to the customer
without profit loss?



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