Essential Eight Support

Secure your business and unlock growth with the Essential Eight. Adopt the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) recommendations to protect your company and reach key milestones.

Why should you adopt the Essential Eight?

Australian businesses are attractive targets for cybercriminals, and the list of cyber security threats is always growing. The Essential Eight helps protect your business against this range of cyber threats using recommendations from the ACSC’s top cyber security analysts. Applying the Essential Eight leads to stronger cyber security and better protected business operations and data.

Protection that doesn't break the bank

Protecting your business doesn’t require excessive costs. And implementing the Essential Eight strategies can be more cost-effective than dealing with the aftermath of a cyber incident. Keep your security up-to-date so the rest of your business can grow.

Compliance made easy

Adopting the Essential Eight simplifies compliance with various industry regulations and standards, such as the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.

Comprehensive solutions

The Essential Eight offers a comprehensive approach to cyber security by addressing critical areas. By implementing these strategies, you can significantly reduce your organisation’s attack surface and minimise the risk of a successful breach, ensuring your business assets and data remain secure.

Reduce cyber insurance premiums

Adopting cyber security controls, such as those outlined in the Essential Eight, may have a positive impact on cyber insurance premiums.

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Baseline protection to keep your business moving

The Essential Eight is a series of mitigation strategies designed to protect businesses from a range of cyber threats.

Developed by the ACSC, the Essential Eight aims to protect Microsoft Windows-based internet networks in Australia.

Abiding by the Essential Eight can be a worthwhile investment. After all, implementing the Essential Eight can often be more cost-efficient than responding to a cyber security incident after it has occurred.

Patch Applications

Ensure applications are maintained for optimal protection.

Multi-Factor Authentication

Protect user accounts from malicious logins.

Application Control

Prevent malicious software from executing.

User Application Hardening

Protect end user systems.


Patch Operating Systems

Secure internet facing services and systems.

Restrict Admin Privileges

Secure admin of your tech environment.

Restrict MS Office Macros

Strengthen MS Office macros.

Regular Backups

Ensure post-incident system recovery.


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