Sorry for the late update, guys! That trip to China really messed up my schedule but it's been five years since I visited my family there so it was a long overdue trip.
Anyway, since I know we're all ~so mature~ on the internet here, a penetration tester is someone who works in information security and tests if a website or workplace is safe from getting its data stolen or compromised, not the dirty stuff. Frey doesn't actually work for the university's infosec department, he's just pretending to be a person of authority in order to social engineer Vance into working for him. The touch on the shoulder is also strategically placed to distract Vance from focusing too much attention on Frey's fake work ID.
I promise the next one will be out sooner! Also, I'll have a surprise for everyone soon! ;D
Love this comic so much, i wonder if i can ask you something, i want to share a translated version in Spanish for a fansub i work on; i want to know, if we have your permission, or even the pages without the text... sorry to bother you, here's the Fansub website hipsterfansub.wordpress.com/