Continuous measurement of dynamic cyber risk
The Essential 8 Scorecard continuously measures the effectiveness of your organisation’s security controls against the Essential 8 Framework; eight key cyber security strategies found to mitigate 85% of cyber threats. The cyber security scorecard product provides an objective, ongoing, quantitative measure of your security controls’ performance, enabling management of dynamic cyber risk.
Performance Metrics to measure and mitigate risk
The Essential 8 Scorecard answers three fundamental questions:
- What is the quantitative measure of my organisation’s exposure to cyber risk?
- Why is the performance as it is?
- How can I reduce the risk?
What the Essential 8 Scorecard delivers
- Continuous monitoring of the environment against the Essential 8 Framework
- Determination of your environment’s maturity against the Essential 8 (levels 0-3)
- A live dashboard displaying compliance and risks against each of the eight controls, along with real-time alerting of non-compliance
- Automatically generated and distributed reports to all stakeholders
How the Essential 8 Scorecard works
The 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.
CIO & Risk Managers
Whether you are a CIO, Risk Manager, Information Security Manager or a Security Analyst the Essential 8 Scorecard can help develop your organisation’s cyber resilience. The Essential 8 Scorecard provides automated reports detailing objective metrics of latest cyber posture, maturity level against the Essential 8 Framework as well as trend reports showing performance over time.
Information Security Managers
In addition to the reports provided to management, Information Security Managers will receive reports detailing the performance metrics for each of the Essential 8 controls in relation to the Essential 8 Framework.
Essential 8 Scorecard – Application Whitelisting Report
The cyber ops team is provided with an operational dashboard showing real-time performance of the Essential 8 controls. Analysts will also receive alerts when non-compliance occurs. This will allow prioritisation of tasks with the greatest risk exposure.
Essential 8 Scorecard – Operational Dashboard
The Essential 8 security controls – what they are and why they are important
The Essential 8 (E8) Framework was developed by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). It is a prioritised list of practical security controls that organisations can implement to make their organisation’s information more secure. They have been found to mitigate up to 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.
Want to find out more?
Alternatively, if you are looking for a simple, immediate view of your organisation’s security controls effectiveness have a look at the Essential 8 Auditor.