QS Solutions: Is your cybersecurity up to scratch?

The Cyber Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) from Legadex’ Partner QS solutions can help your business avoid painful data and security breaches and perform “security due diligence” on potential acquisitions and partners.

“Cybersecurity isn’t just a problem for big companies. It’s a problem for any company – especially if it is big enough to be complex, or small enough to be worried about a big fine or a loss of customer trust,” remarked Paul Dols, CEO of, QS solutions, which has developed the Cyber Security Assessment Tool to help companies of all sizes understand and address the vulnerabilities of their IT systems and the data they hold.

“Organizations are looking for a way to check their security status quickly and simply. They want insight into their vulnerabilities, based on data from their company infrastructure and from Office 365. The Cyber Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) from QS solutions provides this through automated scans and analyses. This is the basis on which the CSAT provides recommendations and an action plan to improve your security. Not only does the scan provide crucial insights, doing one can also tangibly demonstrate that your organization takes security seriously. This is particularly important to show compliance with GDPR.”

A concern for every business

“One thing we are finding is that our customers don’t only need support with their legal services, but also in taking measures to limit their legal exposure. We see CSAT as an excellent resource to help businesses prevent legal problems connected with their data without needing full-time cybersecurity resources,” added Legadex Co-Founder Luc van Daele.

Indeed, a major reason QS solutions introduced CSAT, is because it sees a need to broaden the accessibility of security solutions to a much wider range of businesses than those that can afford dedicated cybersecurity professionals.

“Every business is at risk. Some are more at risk than others. If you can’t afford to be fined, or if you can’t afford a hit to your reputation, you need to pay attention,” Paul said.  “Cybersecurity is an issue for everyone – GDPR is a law that has some teeth in it. But GDPR isn’t the whole story. Even small businesses have data that’s commercially valuable.”

 “Today’s hackers don’t just destroy databases and businesses, they can bleed them slowly as well by getting into your data without you even knowing,” continued Paul. “If you have a breach, you have a problem.”

In his conversations with clients and prospects, Luc saw a need to broaden the Legadex offering into this area.

“The biggest issue we face is that many people think cybersecurity is IT’s problem. It is indeed in IT’s area of expertise, but if you are a CEO, or a CFO, it’s your problem too. Security breaches and any corruption of systems could also be a massive problem for sales, marketing and operations, with significant potential legal consequences. Most people are aware of GDPR by now. But most people still have no idea of how insecure their businesses are and how vulnerable they are to threats or even to their own mistakes.”

Paul adds that the vulnerabilities may not be as much a function of technical flaws as they are of attitudes and behaviors.

“Business people are particularly unaware of their employees’ behavior and of corners that may be being cut. They also may be surprised to find unauthorized platforms and applications being used, or at least about the risks involved in doing so. It’s not just a problem with ignorance – it’s a matter of complacency. Business people often have no idea about the data that’s leaking out of their companies.”

QS solutions offers its customers direct visibility of security issues and gaps, along with a risk-based plan to allow customers to choose where to prioritize their mitigation strategies. “We give a holistic picture, and at the same time, we realize most businesses aren’t in a position to fix everything immediately. So, we empower our customers to focus on improvements that make sense in terms of cost, risk and timing.”

Concludes Paul: “We empower customers to challenge the behaviors of their businesses, to address non-compliance where it’s happening, and to help them in becoming ISO-compliant in the cleanest possible way.”