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Comply with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Essential 8 Recommendations

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Implement the Essential 8

Reduce cyber security risks by 85% when you adopt the "Essential Eight" recommended requirements of the ACSC.

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The Department of Transport achieves compliance

Read how the ASD Top 4 cybersecurity controls were achieved.

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What Are the Essential 8? Can I get Level 3 Maturity?

What they are, why they matter, and how we help.
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The Essential 8 With Less Vendors

While mandatory for government agencies to an advanced maturity level 3, organisations in the private sector are increasingly looking to the ACSC Essential 8 as best practices to secure their environments. Among the most effective security measures available, implementing whitelisting, patching and restricting administrative privileges will help protect your organisation from 85% of the intrusion techniques to which the ACSC responds. Mitigate risk, reduce threat vectors, and improve remediation and recovery.

Strengthen security with multiple layers of defence

Cyber threats pose many challenges, and there’s no silver bullet to combat them. But you can radically improve your security with a multi-layered approach.

Discovery and inventory

ACSC recommends you understand your hardware & software assets before starting Essential 8.

Application Control

Allow only known authorised software to run to protect against ransomware & malware.

Patch the OS

Keep desktop and server, Windows and Linux platforms up to date.

Patch 3rd party applications

3rd party applications account for 86% of vulnerabilities so automated patching is essential.

Privilege management

Implement a least privilege model to protect and limit lateral movement.

Harden applications

Control how applications are configured and interact with the system and user environment.

Manage macros

Secure use of macros and what they can do.

Multi factor authentication

Implement a Zero Sign on experience to remove passwords.

Compliance you can prove

Understand the threat posture of your organization with reporting in real time.