Andrew Kates

Andrew Kates is an account manager with Secure Ideas. He has extensive experience as a project coordinator, effectively managing client expectations across multiple industries. His managing experience, coupled with his research background, brings a unique perspective to the Secure Ideas team. Andrew works with clients and analysts to test, report, and provide support for Secure Ideas Scout Services, including web testing, network scanning, and social engineering campaigns. Always trying to stay ahead of the curve, Andrew also works to grow the Scout brand through advertising and marketing.

HIMSS 2019 – Champions of Security Unite

Organizations of all sizes and industries face increasing challenges in safeguarding vast amounts of sensitive data, with Health Care being no different. The loss of Protected Health Information (PHI) incurs not only heavy fines and brand damage, but potentially everlasting damage to affected patients. According to the Ponemon Institute: The average total cost of a …

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2018 Year in Review

As we put the finishing touches on another tremendous year, and look toward the New Year, we at Secure Ideas wanted to take a moment to reflect upon 2018, and highlight some of what’s to come in 2019. This past year and in 2019,  we made a concerted effort to focus on offering affordable training …

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Not Just Another Notch in Your Belt: Organizational Challenges of PCI Compliance

As an account manager in the world of security, I am constantly confronted with questions surrounding PCI compliance and the challenges organizations face with ensuring proper controls are in place, and all requirements met.  If we get down to the core of the issue, the reality is many organizations either don’t have the budget or …

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The ABC’s of ASV’s & PCI

Secure Ideas’ prides itself on providing the highest level of service to our customers. We are tirelessly searching for new tools, and methods to use in strengthening security for our clients.  With that in mind, it is with great pleasure that we announce the unveiling of PCIScout.  After undergoing a thorough vetting, and testing process, …

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