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PA, Hinson Parry

"Clyk offers excellent IT support and staff who are always on hand to help. Professionalism, together with great customer service to name a few. Over the last few years, they have allowed us the comfort of knowing that whatever IT problem we encounter, Clyk is always on hand to put it right."

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Let's talk about the growing threat landscape...

Are you aware that cyberattacks are at an all-time high?

Many small to medium-sized business owners are fully aware of looming cyber threats. The threat landscape is constantly evolving, with attackers employing increasingly sophisticated methods.

From targeted ransomware attacks to AI-driven social engineering tactics, there seems to be no end to how far these malicious actors are willing to go.

The repercussions of a successful cyberattack extend far beyond the immediate financial losses. It can result in lasting damage to your reputation, eroding customer trust and confidence.

It has become imperative not only to understand the shape and form these threats come in, but also to learn how you can mitigate these risks and fortify your business' defences.

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Knowledge is power!

Get to know your adversaries

Understanding the various types of cyberattacks is your first step toward a robust cybersecurity strategy. Here are some of the most common threats that businesses like yours have to deal with:
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Phishing attacks

Phishing attacks involve sending fraudulent emails, messages, or website links that appear to be from legitimate sources, such as banks or reputable organisations. They often contain malicious links or attachments designed to deceive recipients into revealing sensitive information like passwords, credit card details, or login credentials.

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Ransomware attacks

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts a victim's files or entire system, rendering them inaccessible until a ransom is paid. Attackers demand a ransom (usually in cryptocurrency) in exchange for providing the decryption key. If the ransom is not paid, the victim risks losing access to their data permanently.

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Malware infections

Malware, short for malicious software, encompasses a broad range of harmful software designed to infiltrate and damage a computer system. They include viruses, Trojans, worms, and spyware. Malware can be used to steal sensitive data, damage files, or control a system remotely.

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Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)

DoS attacks flood a system, server, or network with an overwhelming amount of traffic, making it unavailable to legitimate users. DDoS attacks are similar but involve using multiple devices or networks to amplify the scale of attack.

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Insider threats

Insider threats involve individuals with privileged access within an organisation who misuse their credentials to compromise security. These can include current or former employees, contractors, or business partners. Insider threats may intentionally or unintentionally steal sensitive information, leak data, or engage in malicious activities.

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Social engineering attacks

This relies on manipulating individuals into revealing confidential information or performing actions that compromise security. They often rely on psychological manipulation. Common techniques include phishing (via email), pretexting (creating a fabricated scenario), baiting (enticing with something appealing) and tailgating.

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Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Attacks

In an MitM attack, an attacker intercepts and potentially alters the communication between two parties without their knowledge. This can occur in email, web browsing, or other online activities. The result is loss of confidentiality, data theft or manipulation, and even the injection of malicious content.

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Zero-day exploits

Zero-day exploits target software vulnerability that the vendor is unaware of, giving them "zero days" to fix it. Attackers use these before the software developer releases a patch. This type of attack can be particularly dangerous because it leverages unknown vulnerabilities and has the potential for extensive damage before a fix is implemented.

The damaging impact of successful cyberattacks

Successful cyberattacks can be damaging to your business. These are some unwanted impacts they can have:

Financial losses

Successful cyberattacks can lead to substantial financial losses. This includes immediate costs for incident response, as well as long-term expenses related to reputational damage, legal fees, and potential regulatory fines.

Reputational damage

A cyber breach can tarnish your business's reputation. Trust is hard-won and easily lost, and customers may lose faith in your ability to safeguard their data. Rebuilding this trust can be a prolonged and challenging process.

Data breach and exposure

Cyberattacks often result in data breaches, exposing sensitive information. This can include customer details, proprietary information, and financial records. The consequences can extend to legal liabilities and compliance issues.

Disruption of operations

Successful cyberattacks can disrupt day-to-day operations, leading to downtime and lost productivity. This disruption can have cascading effects on revenue, customer satisfaction, and employee morale.

Intellectual property theft

Intellectual property theft is a serious consequence of cyberattacks. Stolen designs, patents, and trade secrets can be used by competitors or sold on the black market, potentially undermining your competitive edge.

Regulatory and legal consequences

Non-compliance with data protection regulations can lead to severe legal consequences. Depending on the jurisdiction, fines for failing to protect customer data can be substantial, and may even lead to criminal charges in extreme cases.

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Clyk's multi-layered cybersecurity arsenal

Irrespective of the nature of cyberattack targeted at your business, our multi-layered approach to cybersecurity is guaranteed to keep you safe.

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Advanced endpoint protection

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

Data encryption and privacy

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What others are saying... ...about us!

"Benjamin has carried out numerous IT installations for us. His ability to structure the systems has developed our network and made it able to expand with minimal attention and cost. He is trustworthy, and very much a people person as he works well within the team and is forward–facing towards customers."

Cary Bailey

Caber Composites

“It's been a joy working with Benjamin and his team at Clyk. Their practical, no–nonsense approach to IT problems whilst also being at the forefront of technology, helps our business to be more efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends and business colleagues.”

Jonathan Cornes

Director, Jonathan Cornes Associates

“Yet again, Benjamin and his team have exceeded our expectations. They always respond to our needs and resolve our problems quickly so that we can continue with our core business. This is invaluable to us and it's all done with what we believe is a very fair price.”

Ian Phillips

Adept Vehicle Management

Since 2004, Clyk has assisted with all our IT needs. The service they've supplied has been second to none. They are always ready to assist our company, always knowledgeable and they maintain all our computing needs quickly and efficiently.

Trevor Barnes

Director, Cruing UK

” Clyk offers excellent IT Support, and staff who are always on hand to help. Professionalism, together with great customer service to name a few. Over the last few years, we've had the comfort of knowing that whatever IT problem we encounter, they are always on hand to put it right. “

Annette Cartlidge

PA, Hinson Parry

“Clyk, and I have to mention their CEO, Ben in particular, are a reliable emergency service in these dark times. I can‘t really put it any simpler than this — if you need support with home working or any other issue, these are the people to go to.”

Richard Stone

Managing Director, Stone Junction

“Clyk has been our I.T and software providers for over five years. They have helped to improve our business systems and streamline our processes, making us a more efficient company. They are always professional and friendly while providing a high level of service.”

Becky Evans

Hinson Parry

"I called Clyk as we were having major issues with migrating from PC machines to Macs. Not only were they helpful on first telephone contact, they offered same day visit and stayed beyond business hours to ensure we were up and running again. Great value for money and highly experienced within their field. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!"

Louise Johnson–Collins

UK Tourism Online

Tailored solutions for every business

Whether you are a small business or a large enterprise, our solutions are designed to meet the unique requirements of your organisation.

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Your business deserves a better security strategy....

How we can help

Since 2011, we've been helping businesses like yours to secure their assets. We are more than excited to get on a journey with you to keeping your business safe...

GDPR, PIPEDA and more...

Regulatory compliance

Staying compliant with industry-specific regulations is non-negotiable. At Clyk, we are well-versed in a multitude of regulatory frameworks, including GDPR, PIPEDA, and other data protection standards.

We'll ensure that your operations remain in full accordance with these requirements.

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Employee training programs

The human element remains a critical factor in cybersecurity with 95% of data breaches caused by human error. At Clyk, we offer customised training programs tailored to your industry and specific business needs.

These programs educate your team about best practices, security awareness, and how to identify and respond to potential threats.

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Simulated phishing exercises

We'll prepare your team for real-world threats with our simulated phishing exercises. These hands-on training sessions replicate actual attack scenarios, allowing your employees to recognise and mitigate potential vulnerabilities.

This proactive approach is key to strengthening your organisation's security posture.

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24/7 security operations center (SOC)

At Clyk, we maintain a state-of-the-art security operations center (SOC) staffed by experienced cybersecurity professionals.

Operating around the clock, our SOC ensures that any potential threat is identified and neutralised in real-time. This rapid response capability is essential in minimising the impact of cyber incidents.

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Incident response team

In the unfortunate event of a security breach, our dedicated incident response team springs into action. Trained to handle even the most complex scenarios, our team acts swiftly to contain the incident, conduct forensic analysis, and implement measures to prevent future occurrences.

This comprehensive approach ensures that your business can swiftly recover and resume normal operations.

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Why choose Clyk? 

When it comes to securing your business, we are that partner you can trust.

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Customised solutions, personalised service

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Jonathan Cornes

Director, Jonathan Cornes Associates

"I called Clyk as we were having some major issues within our business integrating from PC machines to Macs. Not only were they helpful on first telephone contact but were also able to offer an on–site visit the same day and even stayed on after business hours in order to fully resolve all issues for us to ensure that we were up and running again for the next working day.

I have found their aftercare and support to be invaluable and would highly recommend their services to anyone! Great value for money and highly experienced within their field. Excellent service and great to know they‘re there! Many thanks."

FREE PDF on cybersecurity

At Clyk, we believe that every business together with its employees should be armed with information to keep themselves safe in the increasingly dangerous cyber-space. We've put together a concise PDF to safely guide your operations. Want a copy? Submit your email in the box below to download your free PDF.

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