Essential Eight Assessment Services

We'll work with your team to assess your Essential Eight, establish a baseline against the required standard and work towards accreditation where required.

Essential 8 Assentments by our team of experts as trusted service providers of the ASD

Evaluate your organisation’s current cybersecurity maturity level against the updated Essential 8. We provide in-person benchmarking of systems and documentation against each of the eight mitigation strategies and their corresponding target maturity levels, identifying gaps and prioritising actions for remediation and enhancement, with comprehensive reporting. We can also develop a risk management plan for the current state, residual risk and target maturity level. We offer a fast-track two to three week assessment service, or preferred, comprehensive six-week deep dive.

Why does Essential 8 matter to your organisation?

Cyber crime is on the rise. Every organisation faces a variety of threats ranging from highly disruptive and destructive ransomware attacks, to online fraud and the theft of data. Threat actors have at their disposal a vast array of tools and methods they can use to identify and exploit vulnerabilities to your systems.

Defend against adversaries

Building a strategy to defend against these adversaries requires a strategic focus. Otherwise, it can seem impossible to detect and block each different type of attack. The Essential Eight provides a strategic framework that can be used to build a baseline defence against the cyber risks your organisation faces.

The Essential Eight matters to your business because it provides the building blocks of robust cybersecurity solutions that cover defensive measures to mitigate the risk of a breach and minimise the chances that a threat actor can compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data. Even at Essential Eight Maturity Level 1, organisations will be able to actively prevent many threats.

For Government Essential 8 is mandated

For government agencies, compliance with the Essential Eight is mandated. Many government agencies require that their suppliers also report on their Essential 8 measures. And while mandates are not in effect yet for commercial entities and the Not-For-Profit sector, we can expect Essential 8 compliance to become an emerging industry standard, as have ISO27001 and the NIST Cyber Security Framework.

How can Tesserent help?

Tesserent has deep expertise in essential 8 cybersecurity assisting both government and private organisations to implement relevant Essential Eight controls contextualised to our clients’ environments. Our proven methodology is based on a solid partnership with our clients. We start by understanding your goals and your specific cyber risks and threats.

A Tesserent Essential Eight Maturity Uplift is tailored to your requirements and may include:

Baseline: a current state assessment of your current controls

  • A baseline is established so that the current state of cybersecurity controls in your organisation are understood and assessed against the Essential Eight Maturity Model. You’ll work closely with Tesserent’s security experts, to identify where your strengths and weaknesses are.

Develop a roadmap to implement the Essential 8 controls

  • Our team of Advisory consultants will develop a plan to bridge the gaps between your current state and the right level of Essential Eight maturity required for your organisation.

Assistance with executing the roadmap recommendations

  • Once the strategic plan is agreed, Tesserent will leverage its team of over 400 cybersecurity experts to help you choose the best risk mitigation tools and strategies and help you to deploy them for maximum protection.

Essential 8 Assessment and Technical Uplift

Continuous Reporting

  • Conduct Essential 8 assessment to validate the technical implementation of the controls and improve your cyber posture and maturity.

Uplift your organisation's security posture with Tesserent

Tesserent understands that there is no ‘one size fits all’ way to implement cybersecurity controls. We'll consider your organisation's objectives and needs and develop a bespoke solution that will deliver significant uplift in your organisation’s security posture. Tesserent, Australia's trusted cybersecurity company will work alongside you as your security partner to help ensure your people, systems, data and customers are protected.

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