ASD Essential Eight


What is the ASD Essential Eight?

The Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Essential Eight mitigation strategies is a prioritised list of practical actions organisations can take to make their computers more secure. ASD claims that when implemented effectively, the Essential Eight mitigates 85% of targeted cyber-attacks. 


Why should your organisation implement the mitigation strategies?

The Australian Federal Government mandated the Top 4 of these mitigation strategies for government departments back in 2014.  The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit (JCPAA) has now recommended the Australian Government mandates the ASD Essential Eight for all Government agencies by June 2018.




How can your organisation measure its compliance to the ASD Essential Eight?

Whether your environment is on-premise, cloud or hybrid, you will require monitoring and real-time reporting to assess your ongoing compliance posture to the ASD Essential Eight risk mitigation strategies.

Alerting on each control with accurate reporting your security team can ensure Essential Eight compliance and make rapid decisions that enhance your level of cyber resilience.

Huntsman Security Essential Eight reporting module continuously collects and analyses events from your infrastructure, systems, services and applications to deliver measurement against the ASD Essential Eight risk mitigation strategies.

Learn how to map your compliance to the ASD Essential Eight, download the guide ASD Essential Eight Compliance Guide


Why Customers use Huntsman Security technology for ASD Essential Eight Monitoring?

Flexibility and Visibility

  • Operates across cloud, on-premise or hybrid environments
  • Accurate and continuous view of compliance
  • Reliable metrics for governance review

Improves effectiveness of resources

  • Removes unknown of compliance self-assessment and reporting
  • Instantly identifies non-compliance for remediation
  • Saves time, cost and money when compared to a breach

Positions cyber security as a strategic priority

  • Essential Eight mitigation strategies recommended for adoption by all Government by June 2018
  • Essential Eight monitoring critical to enhancing cyber posture and security awareness
  • Essential Eight is key to defence and resilience that support on-going government service and operations


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