How to hire hackers
How to shortlist freelance hackers
- Technology fit. You want a hacker with experience penetrating your IT infrastructure and systems.
- Certifications. You want to be sure you’re hiring an ethical hacker who knows what they are doing to your systems.
- Feedback Check reviews from past clients for glowing testimonials or red flags that can tell you what it’s like to work with a particular hacker.
How to write an effective hacking job post
- Scope of work: From penetration testing to decrypting files, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer past experience or certificates for penetrating certain systems, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
What is a hacker?
- Cybersecurity, network security, and engineering
- Penetration testing, and other cybersecurity testing methods
- Computer programming
- IT infrastructure
- Ethical hacking certifications (e.g., CEH, GIAC Penetration Tester, OSCP, etc.)
Why hire hackers?
How much does it cost to hire a hacker?
- An experienced hacker may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their hacking skills more competitively.