Essential 8 Auditor

Identify gaps in your cyber defences

Execute a Cyber Risk Audit

The Essential 8 Auditor is cyber risk audit tool that delivers an immediate view of an organisation’s security control effectiveness against the Essential Eight Framework; eight globally recognised cyber security strategies found to mitigate 85% of cyber threats.  The tool does not need to be engineered in and results can be exported for remote analysis by auditors, consultants and IT teams. 

 

The Essential 8 Auditor provides an objective, quantitative measure of an organisation’s cyber posture to determine and alert you to any gaps in key cyber defence strategies. Using the tool, you can measure performance when you want to; no more waiting for that once a year audit report to see your ‘score’ and details of what needs to be fixed.

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The Essential 8 security controls – what they are and why they are important 

The Essential Eight  (E8) Framework was developed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).  It is a prioritised list of practical security controls  that organisations can implement to make their organisation’s information more secure.  ASD themselves found that the eight controls mitigate 85% of cyber attacks. You can read more at the Australian Government site.

No matter what jurisdiction you are in, or which framework your government recommends, the key eight security controls are recognised as critical to cyber resilience as they prevent attacks, limit the impact of attacks and recover data and system availability.

 

ACSC Essential Eight Framework

 

Gain objective visibility of  key performance metrics

The Essential 8 Auditor quickly and objectively answers the question “what is my organisation’s cyber posture?”

  • Immediate audit of of your security controls effectiveness against the Essential 8 Framework
  • Determination of  your environment’s maturity level against the Essential 8 (levels 0-3)
  • Benchmarks performance against Essential 8 maturity level 3
  • Essential 8 policy coverage across your environment
  • The basis for compliance reporting and annual attestations

 

How the Essential 8 Auditor works

The security auditing tool automatically gathers data from ongoing security operations and through direct connections to systems and configuration interfaces to determine coverage, identify weak points, policy failures and vulnerabilities against each of the controls.

An image showing the Essential 8 Auditor dashboard of security control performance metrics and maturity

Essential 8 Auditor – Security Control Performance Summary

Security audit results are exportable, for remote analysis and incorporation into attestations, risk assessments and audit reports.

Fast self-installed agentless software

The Essential 8 Auditor is self-installed agentless software making it quick and simple to deploy, when convenient to you, your business, your customer or your supplier;  No more investment of days and weeks in data gathering and collation of results. .

 

Execute a Cyber Security Audit when you want it

Using the Essential 8 Auditor means you can review an organisation’s security controls effectiveness, when you want to.  It can be used for a number of different purposes:

  • Internally, to determine an objective measure of cyber risk exposure
  • Internally, forms the baseline for Annual Compliance reporting and Cyber Risk Attestations
  • Externally, an auditing tool for Security Consultants, Auditors and Risk & Compliance Managers – exportable results can be distributed to remote operators for analysis and report writing.

 

Want to find out more? 

If you are looking for an immediate view of an organisation’s security controls effectiveness download the Essential 8 Auditor brochure. Alternatively, if you want continuous measurement and management, then the Essential 8 Scorecard could be the product for you.

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