Essential Eight is a cybersecurity framework for your organisation
The Essential Eight is a cybersecurity framework developed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to help organisations protect against cyber threats. The framework consists of eight essential mitigation strategies that organisations should implement to ensure…
The Essential Eight is a cybersecurity framework developed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to help organisations protect against cyber threats. The framework consists of eight essential mitigation strategies that organisations should implement to ensure a strong and robust cybersecurity posture.
At TIMG, our service personnel are full-time employees who have been Federal police-checked prior to the commencement of employment. We do not engage sub-contracted couriers in the execution of agreed services. The TIMG People and Culture team conducts thorough reference checks both in relation to employment history and character. Everyone is required by company policy to sign and execute Confidentiality Deeds when their employment contracts are executed. Currently we have 26 staff members with Baseline clearance and 1 with NV1.
Essential Eight benefits
Here are some benefits of using the Essential Eight:
- Provides a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity: The Essential Eight provides a holistic approach to cybersecurity that covers a range of areas including application security, user security, network security, and data security.
- Helps mitigate common cyber threats: The Essential Eight is designed to mitigate the most common cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, phishing, and social engineering attacks.
- Improves resilience against cyber-attacks: Implementing the Essential Eight can improve an organization’s resilience against cyber-attacks by reducing the likelihood of a successful attack and minimizing the impact of any successful attacks.
- Reduces the cost of cybersecurity incidents: The cost of cybersecurity incidents can be significant, and the Essential Eight can help reduce the likelihood and impact of such incidents, thereby reducing costs associated with data loss, downtime, and reputational damage.
- Provides a clear and easy-to-follow framework: The Essential Eight provides a clear and easy-to-follow framework that organisations can use to implement effective cybersecurity measures. It helps organisations prioritize their cybersecurity efforts and ensure that they are focusing on the most critical areas.
- Compliance with regulatory requirements: Implementing the Essential Eight can help organisations comply with regulatory requirements related to cybersecurity, such as the GDPR, PCI DSS, and HIPAA.
Overall, implementing the Essential Eight can help organisations build a strong and resilient cybersecurity posture, which is critical in today’s digital age where cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent.