Simple Secure Code Audits

Closing your next round? Big bank or client asking for an audit? We got this.

Code Audit Features

Designed for startups

  • Fast turnarounds. Give us access to GitHub, and you'll get a PDF Penetration Test Report in 7 business days

  • Transparent, Friendly Pricing. Tests start at $7,875, and we have monthly plans for retesting your fast-changing codebase. Try our pricing calculator.

  • Maintain Your Velocity. Pre-validated vulnerability fixes as PRs, not just vague "security findings" that you'll need to research.

Bank and SOC 2 Compliant

  • Compliant. Our independent audits function as "White Box Penetration Tests" and are compliant with bank, PCI, and SOC 2 standards.

  • Reports as a Service. At the end of the audit, we'll give you a pretty Penetration Test Report that you can send to your potential clients and investors. See a sample penetration test report here

Try a quick test now!

We get it. You don't have time to track down quotes from 10 different security companies. 

You need to know now if this works for you. Send us an email, we'll sign an NDA, give us read access to GitHub, and we'll send you a free assessment of your codebase.

PKC Security, a Huntington Beach, CA firm

Brought to you by PKC Security, as featured in Wired.

World class security talent on every test

  • 50 hours of manual testing, every time

  • Our researchers speak at DEFCON/Blackhat, and regularly find high-impact vulnerabilities at product companies like Apple, Gitlab and Zapier.

Startup Security

How it Works

Our mission is for PKC to provide startups with all their security needs until they go public: everything from a CISO function, to securing your product and security testing.

Done wrong, security can be the death of a startup. Done right, it can be a differentiator for both big clients and investors.

We believe that by specializing in particular popular stacks, we can provide high quality testing at a price that startups can afford.

Supported Stacks


Back-end Frameworks

Front-end Frameworks

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this better than GitHub's automated scanning or static scanners like Brakeman or Bandit?

We always find high-vulnerability bugs that the scanners didn't find. Also, all compliance frameworks (SOC 2, PCI etc.) require manual security testing, and so will banks and your other large prospects - it's not enough to just do automated scans.

Don't get us wrong, code scanning tools are great - we actually help you set one up and weed out the false-positives as part of our services. They just aren't enough on their own.

Where does your audit service fit in? Is it a Penetration Test, or automated scans?

This service is a Penetration Test. The more narrow category would be a Whitebox Web Application Penetration Test.

How do you securely access my sensitive codebase?

This is a differentiator for us - your code stays in a completely isolated VM for the duration of the testing. When you start with us, we provision a new set of GitHub accounts for each client. You add these accounts as collaborators with Read-only access. Our researchers then spin up a fresh "Clean Room" disk-encrypted VM to access the code. When we're done, we delete the GitHub accounts and delete the VM.

"PKC moved unbelievably fast, completing a detailed audit of our entire backend codebase in exactly the amount of time they said they would."

Matt Fish, CEO 

First Step (Fintech)

Sample audit finding

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