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Essential Eight is a mitigation strategies developed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to help Australian organisations protect themselves against cyber threats. Based on data report by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), businesses reported cybercrime such as email compromise, business email compromise fraud, and online banking fraud during 2022-2023.

The Essential Eight mitigation strategies based on the ASD are:

Patch Applications

Patch Operating Systems

Multi-Factor Authentication

Restrict Administrative Privileges

Application Control

Restrict Microsoft Office Macros

User Application Hardening

Regular Backups

The internet is a vast world with all its potential and dangers. Preventing cybercrime can start by analysing current conditions and habits. Are you adequately protected from cyber threat? Let’s find out the state of your security today. Get a free discussion on what to do next based on your assessment!

Please select the option that best matches your current condition.

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    1. Patch Applications

    Why is this important?

    Implement these to protect your organisation from cyber threats and maintain low vulnerabilities in your network.

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    2. Patch Operating Systems

    Why is this important?

    Implement these to prevent security vulnerabilities in your organisation's network.

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    3. Multi-Factor Authentication

    Why is this important?

    Implement these to add an extra layer of security by making it harder for attackers to gain access to your organisation's network.

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    4. Restrict Administrative Privileges

    Why is this important?

    Implement these to minimise potential damage if an account is compromised.

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    5. Application Control

    Why is this important?

    Implement these to prevent the execution of unapproved/malicious programs and installers that can compromise your organisation.

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    6. Restrict Microsoft Office Macros

    Why is this important?

    Implement these to prevent malware instalment that comes from macros.

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    7. User Application Hardening

    Why is this important?

    Implement these to prevent malware attacks on your organisation's network.

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    8. Regular Backups

    Why is this important?

    Implement this to keep your organisation's data safe, which can be restored in case of ransomware incidents or hardware failures.