Penetration testing is a valuable but tool but can quickly get expensive. Focusing on testing the right things in the right manner is key to getting the best bang for your buck.
Customers build a relationship based on trust with security vendors. After all, customers who buy security solutions like anti-virus or anti-spam grant security companies access to update computers and devices. Question is should security companies open their doors to people known to have dabbled in grey and black-hat hacking?