The ACSC Essential 8 is a series of eight strategies recommended by the Australian Government to support Australian businesses prevent cyber attacks, limit damage caused by cyber attacks and, if all else fails, recover data lost from attacks or human errors.
Each strategy has identified three maturity levels (i.e. stages) to support businesses build an optimal Cyber Security Management System (CSMS). The ACSC recommends that “as a baseline, organizations should aim to reach Maturity Level Three for each mitigation strategy.”
The strategies and maturity levels are supported by the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM), which outlines the minimum-security controls businesses need to meet the intent of the Essential 8 strategies.
Our ACSC Essential 8 CSMS is designed to ensure businesses are compliant with the ACSC Essential 8 and meet the security controls outlines in the ISM.