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The ACSC recommends that all businesses implement the Essential Eight which is more cost-effective in terms of time, money, and effort than responding to a cyber security event.

With ransomware being reported every 11 seconds, all businesses are at risk.

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A guide for small and medium Australian businesses seeking to improve their cyber posture with the Essential Eight

The ACSC Essential Eight Explained

Cybersecurity issues are increasing as we continue to rely on the internet, global connectivity, and other digital technologies in fact there has been a 600% increase in 2021.  As you expand your online presence, cybersecurity must be a top priority due to the growing number of cyberattacks.

As the first line of defence, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and the ACSC developed the Essential Eight.  By complying with the Essential Eight, you will be in the best position to protect your digital assets against an attack.

What is the ACSC Essential Eight?

ACSC Essential Eight is eight prioritised strategies to help businesses protect themselves against a cyber attack.

Aimed at preventing malware delivery, mitigating cyber security incidents and serving as a baseline for organisations to address different cybersecurity risks and defend their systems online.

The Essential Eight is designed to protect Microsoft Windows-based, internet-connected networks.

The eight strategies have been designed to compliment each other and to provide coverage across a range of cyber threats.  They are:

  1. Application Control
  2. Patch applications
  3. Configure Microsoft Office macro settings
  4. User application hardening
  5. Restrict administrative priveleges
  6. Patch operating systems
  7. MFA (Multifactor Authentication)
  8. Daily Backups

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