Keep your business safe from cyber threats with cybersecurity managed services by Cusco. We are here to help you to defend yourself from internal and external forces that may compromise your reputation and finances. In our cybersecurity services, we combine world-class security expertise with industry-leading technology to implement effective processes that keep you and your business safe.

The Essential Eight

While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber security incidents, organisations are recommended to implement eight essential mitigation strategies as a baseline. This baseline, known as the Essential Eight, makes it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems. Furthermore, implementing the Essential Eight proactively can be more cost-effective in terms of time, money and effort than having to respond to a large-scale cyber security incident.

There is a suggested implementation order for each adversary type to assist organisations in building a strong cyber security posture for their systems. Once organisations have implemented their desired mitigation strategies to an initial level, they should focus on increasing the maturity of their implementation such that they eventually reach full alignment with the intent of each mitigation strategy.

Mitigation Strategies to Prevent Malware Delivery and Execution

  • Application control 
  • Patch applications
  • User application hardening
  • Configure Microsoft Office macro settings

Mitigation Strategies to Limit the Extent of Cyber Security Incidents

  • Patch operating systems
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Restrict administrative privileges

Mitigation Strategies to Recover Data and System Availability

  • Daily backups
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