Identifying potential weaknesses

We use our experience and knowledge of computer security to identify potential weaknesses in a system, then recommend countermeasures for prevention.


Scout Services


How many devices are part of your business' internal network?  How many are attached externally?


The first step in vulnerability management is to build a reliable inventory of the systems and services on your network.  Our product Asset Scout does this by running daily host discovery scans across the network so you can detect any unauthorized devices or changes.  NetworkScout is a subscription-based service built to perform asset discovery and vulnerability assessments, taking vulnerability scanning to the next level by adding a human component.

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As technology evolves, more organizations come to rely upon web technologies and associated applications to run their businesses, and security becomes increasingly important and crucial to your business's day-to-day functions.

Applications need regular updates to stay functional and secure.  WebScout is designed to assess and identify flaws in your web applications and the risks they may expose within your business.  We probe the application with various discovery techniques to determine security weaknesses the application exhibits.

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Do you want to make sure your cloud account is secure?  Do you know if you're following industry best practices?  We make it our business to become experts in the same cloud concepts and technologies that we assess, and over 90% of our own infrastructure is running in the cloud.  CloudScout is a cloud configuration scanning service that is designed to provide you with insight on how well your cloud configurations measure up to industry standards.  As with most of our Scout line of services, we take the hybrid approach of combining automation and manual expert analysis to provide you with quality, actionable results.

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Remote Access

RemoteAccessScout is a one-time vulnerability assessment backed by our security consultant experience.  Secure Ideas performs a vulnerability assessment of remote access systems.  This assessment is evaluated by our consultants and within 2 (two) business days of the request a report is available to the client.  This rapid vulnerability assessment assists our clients in understanding and evaluating the risks before an attacker can.

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PCI DSS Approved Scanning Vendor

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Council requires that all organizations that accept credit cards, online or offline, comply with the Data Security Standard (DSS) to protect their customer’s data. Requirement 11.2.2 of DSS 3.2 (11.3.2 of DSS 4.0) requires that merchants have quarterly external scans conducted by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV).  Secure Ideas partners with Qualys to perform the required PCI DSS scanning.  PCIScout provides clients with certified scan reports for PCI DSS compliance and the information necessary to fix flaws in their network.

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Testing Credits

Shifting left is critical to the continued security in organizations.  Most development is made better by moving security earlier in the process.  But the traditional penetration testing of web applications and APIs doesn't fit well in the earlier stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).


Secure Ideas has created a process of testing credits to help solve these issues (especially when paired with SASTA).  An organization can purchase credits to use over the next 24 months.  Combined with a self-scoping system, these credits allow an organization to work with Secure Ideas within their development processes.


Our Pillars of Testing

Secure Ideas has been testing security systems since 2010, and its core testing competency is performed by consultants with at least ten years of IT experience each. Our primary goal in every penetration testing engagement is to help our clients improve their security posture. Here are a few other ways we stand out:



Though we are referred to as hackers, Secure Ideas was founded on a strong foundation of ethical security testing. Well defined rules of engagement, local and federal laws, and our clients' privacy are all critical considerations to us in every engagement.



You will never have to worry about Secure Ideas trying to pass off an automated scan as a penetration test. We make an effort to understand the technology and the current threat landscape to thoroughly test the security of IT systems and advise our clients accordingly.



We place a high value on our relationships with our clients. It is not enough to just do a penetration test and write up a report. At Secure Ideas, we welcome follow-up conversations, feedback, and questions from our clients year-round.

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