How secure is your data?

August 14, 2018


In an age where technology is rapidly taking over, branching out into parts of our lives only a few years ago seemed almost impossible, we’re naturally becoming more and more reliant on it. We store our most personal data in our devices, we enter our bank account details online, we share our lives with friends and family on social media sites. All of these leave us vulnerable, should the organisations we trust fail to keep our data secure, ultimately opening up a potential goldmine for the very real threat of cyber-attacks.

Global ransomware attacks and cryptomining incidents have hit the news recently. And high-profile security breaches, like the one that hit Singapore this June/July, where the personal data of over 1.5 million citizens, including their Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, was stolen from a government health database, show us that even at the height of our technological advancement, there are still gaps in the system being exploited.

The Big Three

These are the main three issues we’re seeing crop up time and time again.

Leaked information

Depending on the size and culture of your company, a leaked information breach could be a disaster,  with personal details becoming publicly available, as well as payroll information and confidential business communications.


Though old and pretty easy to detect, some hapless email users have still fallen victim to the dreaded click bait that is ransomware.


Often detected when it’s too late, malware viruses are one of the most devastating security breaches for organisations. If done strategically, they can stay unnoticed for some time, meaning your attackers can take advantage of your business right under your nose.

As an organisation, how do you tackle these potential problems?

Firstly, by collecting the right data.

Most of your answers will be hidden away, tucked inside your machine data, and harnessing it all effectively will allow your team to be much more prepared for the future. You’ll need to work from the bottom up, perfecting your process early on, while pairing it with the latest technologies and the ever-increasing presence of machine data.

Today, big data is big business. And with such a monumental scale of the stuff, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to manage. That’s why we now work hand-in-hand with some of the best big data specialists in the world. People who live, breathe and eat data. People who can transform your data into the answers you need.

Get in touch with one of our specialists to find out your best approach for cyber security in your organisation.

Get In Touch

Contact Q Associates today if you have any questions or would like to discuss your IT requirements in more detail. Tel: 01635 248181 Email:

Henry Crosby

Business Development Executive

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