How much for charge for network security audit? (Penetration Testing)
Posted on 2006-11-28
This might sound unprofessional, but I was wondering if anyone knew what an ideal hourly rate would be for internal and external network security auditing? I want to start marketing myself as a network security auditor for small/medium businesses in my state. I am a Certified Ethical Hacker and Security+ certified. I have about 4 years of network administration experience under my belt and honestly only about 1.5 years of hardcore IT security experience. This is only a part time job while I finish college... I'll be active duty in the Air Force when I graduate next year.
Based on the size of the client's network, I plan to have my audits take from 10 to 40 hours of working time, average probably being around 20.
Thank you for your help!
P.S. My best guess for a rate right now is $120/hr. Reasonable? Too high/low? Thanks!