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Are you looking to bolster your organization's cybersecurity posture?


The ASD (Australian Signals Directorate) Essential Eight is a set of baseline cybersecurity strategies designed to help organizations protect their systems against cyber threats. These strategies are intended to make it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems.


The Essential Eight are:

  1. Application Control: Ensure only approved applications can execute on systems to prevent malicious programs from running.
  2. Patch Applications: Regularly apply security patches to software and applications to close vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
  3. Configure Microsoft Office Macro Settings: Disable macros from the internet and only allow vetted macros in documents to reduce the risk of malicious code execution.
  4. User Application Hardening: Configure applications to restrict or disable functionality that is not required to limit potential exploitation vectors.
  5. Restrict Administrative Privileges: Minimize the use of accounts with administrative privileges and ensure they are only used when necessary to reduce the risk of privilege escalation.
  6. Patch Operating Systems: Keep operating systems up to date with the latest security patches to protect against vulnerabilities.
  7. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Implement MFA for all users to provide an additional layer of security beyond just passwords.
  8. Regular Backups: Perform regular backups of important data and ensure these backups are stored offline or in a location that is not accessible from the network to ensure data can be restored in the event of a ransomware attack or data loss incident.


The SRMBOK ASD Essential Eight tool, created by cybersecurity expert Stewart Hayes, is here to help you apply the ASD E8.


This free, user-friendly tool empowers organizations to quickly and effectively self-assess their defenses against the ASD Essential Eight, the top strategies recommended by the Australian Signals Directorate from their Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents.


At SRMBOK, we recommend the Essential Eight as the best return on investment to mitigate over 90% of cybersecurity threats. The Essential Eight Maturity Model, based on ASD's extensive experience in cyber threat intelligence and incident response, offers a comprehensive framework to ensure your internet-connected IT networks are secure. With the SRMBOK ASD Essential Eight tool, you can identify vulnerabilities, prioritize mitigation strategies, and enhance your overall cyber resilience.


Download the SRMBOK ASD Essential Eight tool today and take the first step towards a stronger, more secure network. Protect your organization against evolving cyber threats with this essential self-assessment tool. Get your free copy now!

SRMBOK ASD Essential 8 Assessment Tool

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