We’re a professional service firm that was founded in 2003 and has worked extensively in the banking industry in the midwestern United States. We value our reputation for competence and honesty and we’ll do everything in our power to deliver on our commitments to you. As a former senior FDIC IT examiner, our CEO understands the obligations we have to our clients and that our reputation is our most valuable currency.
One of the characteristics that set us apart from the competition is the manner in which we structure our IT audit teams. Many firms utilize individuals with a traditional audit background to perform testing services. Although these individuals may possess credentials such as the CISA or CEH, many do not have practical work experience as a network administrator, which diminishes their ability to understand the mechanics or results of a penetration test since they haven’t worked directly with the technologies or systems being audited. Instead of this approach, we have been fortunate to maintain blended teams that include personnel with experience in the administration of complex network environments and personnel with more traditional IT audit experience, as they generally have a better knowledge of internal control systems and audit practices. In practical terms, this approach yields more in-depth, technical IT assessments while ensuring that we fulfill all necessary audit functions and provide a comprehensive evaluation of your environment.
This is the easiest question we receive – the answer is simple: value and transparency. In an effort to simplify the morass of different terms and highly variable – often excessive – pricing for this service, we decided to develop a competitive, value-based, fixed priced offering based on the needs of our clients. We believe our fixed $995 pricing represents a clear and equitable price for this service. By the way, when we say $995, we mean it! As stated above and below, the $995 test covers 25 external IP addresses and includes a formal report written by our personnel (not just a canned automated report). This price does not cover re-testing, more than 25 IP addresses, multiple testing reports, or services rendered outside the normal course of the engagement (e.g. depositions, regulatory responses, extensive post-engagement consultation). We’re happy to offer those services as well, but in order to deliver on our fixed $995 price, those are necessarily outside of the scope of our engagement.
This advertisement represents an ‘invitation to treat’ and any acceptance of the advertised terms will not be considered a binding contract, which requires the written execution of an engagement letter with Superior Consulting, LLC. This engagement letter includes additional restrictions and limitations regarding the advertised service and must be executed before the commencement of these services. The terms stated above, as well as through any mailings, brochures, or electronic advertisements, may be amended, or this advertisement may be revoked or cancelled, at any time by Superior Consulting, LLC, with or without notice.
As advertised above, the stated service fee will cover the performance of off-site, non-exploitative testing services for up to 25 individual external Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or URLs specified by the client. This testing will be conducted using automated tools of our choice and we will rely upon information provided to us by the client in the performance of this test. At the conclusion of our testing, we will issue a report to the client in electronic format via secure e-mail or our secure website. The terms advertised above are only available to formally organized business or non-profit entities located in the United States. Entities located outside the United States should contact us for further information regarding these services.