If you’ve ever engaged the services of a penetration testing company, you know they’re not cheap. In fact, it’s not unusual to feel you’ve been slapped, thrown in a bag, and hung up to dry. These types of costs can be absorbed by larger companies and enterprises, but not smaller ones, which lack the budgets to take that kind of hit.
Most small and medium businesses (SMBs) lack the funding for a five-figure report. Yet, it can be argued that these companies are more in need of this sort of professional aid. If they lack the budget for penetration testing, they also lack the budget for a large team of security experts to continually monitor and protect their assets.