Are you Essential Eight compliant?

Written by Zarbtech

Written by Zarbtech

06 November 2022
Are you Essential Eight compliant?

How secure would your home be if it had a broken window and a door latch that didn’t quite click into place?

Maintaining your home’s security is vital, and so is managing the cyber security health of your business.

According to the Australian Signals Directorate, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) receives about 144 reports of cybercrime each day from businesses across the country. 1

A typical IT environment uses a range of different technologies. Each of which has the potential to be targeted by bad actors. By deploying the right cyber security tools and protocols to guard these technologies, we can help you lower your security risk.

To support businesses of all sizes in understanding and deploying effective cyber security countermeasures, the ACSC has developed the Essential Eight. 2 This is a cyber security framework that is composed of eight IT security protocols that need to be set up, managed, and monitored within a business to ensure optimal protection against threats like fileless malware, ransomware, phishing, and more. 

The Essential Eight protocols include: 

  1. Controlling Application Usage
  2. Patching Applications
  3. Configuring Microsoft Office Macro Settings
  4. User Application Hardening
  5. Restricting Administrative Privileges
  6. Patching Operating Systems
  7. Deploying Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  8. Maintaining Daily Backups 

Providing cyber security management across your IT environment in compliance with the Essential Eight framework requires specialisation in a wide range of high-impact protective protocols and enterprise-grade tools. Our cyber security specialists leverage these solutions against ransomware, malware, phishing, DDoS attacks, and more in our continuing fight against current and emerging threats. 

Deploying the appropriate cyber security measures also helps your business protect your customers’ privacy and meet the IT side of compliance with the Privacy Act.

Our team can help you keep your mission-critical workflow and data secure through our Managed Security Services. We monitor, manage, and maintain each IT tool and protocol deployed in your IT environment for maximum performance and impact. In the event of an IT incident, we respond promptly and appropriately to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

1 Source: Small Medium Business Survey Report (Accessed 2022-08-24)

2 Source: (Accessed 2022-08-24)

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