User Application Hardening
The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ASCS) Essential 8 strategies recommend companies undertake User Application Hardening to minimise the risk of malicious codes (malware) accessing a businesses computer network. This means updating and configuring popular online applications such as flash and Java, as well as Microsoft Office, old web browsers and PDF viewers.
Hackers leverage old and outdated online applications vulnerabilities to deploy exploit kits, allowing them to access confidential information and install malware. Often, businesses will not know that they have an exploit kit on their system as this happens seamlessly via popular web applications. User Application Hardening processes and systems are included across all our GOLD and higher Cybersecurity Management System (CSMS) packages.