July 9, 2021

How to find a pentester

Hi everyone,


I’m looking for some advice on contracting a pentester. I’m an IT Administrator for a medium-sized market research firm. I’ve been able to get by with vulnerability assessments for a couple of years but I now have clients insisting on external pen-testing.


I understand the value of this but it was a hard sell to management due to the costs. However, now that it’s being required I need to look into getting this done.


Any advice on the procedure?


How should I prepare?

Any tips on differentiating a quality pentest vs a scammer/waste of money?


Thanks for any input.



Ask for some (sanitized, anonymized) reports of previous tests they’ve performed. Look for detailed technical information and variety of testing. I can take a look at them if you want as well.

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