How much to hire security gurus these days?
So, you've got four security gurus for 8 months, let's say 55 hours per week average and probably at $150+/hour, we'll just say $150/hour, but you and I both know this is very generous to the client. That's about $1M over the 8 month stint, give or take $50K.
Let me take a wild stab in the dark and say this is much less than they paid 6 of their normal staff in a year. Considering most idiot companies forgo having a real security person on-board until they get hacked up the jacksie, and just ask the normal low-paid admins to "make us secure, guy." I would like to laugh and exclaim; "pay us good now, or pay us more later" only I'm one of the morons using this health company's services prior to the hack in question, so I'm not in that mood. Still, good for those guys billing the living shit out of their client and STILL not instilling trust in them, no matter how hard they try to hide their names; Target, Home Depot, Anthem Health, etc.
Target cashiers continue to ask me to this day if I want to "save 5% by giving up your personal details to our next hack?" I pay cash and no thanks, asswipes. If you want to help your suckers, er customers, give EVERYONE 5% at the register, dickheads. Fucking corporations and the CEOs who mismanage them. Bugger them.