The Essential Eight is a cyber security posture maturity model by the Australian Signals Directorate. The framework aims to help Australian businesses achieve the minimum baseline of cyber security recommended by the Australian government to defend against cyber threats.
The Essenital Eight is comprised of eight strategies
- Application control;
- Patch applications;
- Configure Microsoft Office macro settings;
- User application hardening;
- Restrict administrative privileges;
- Patch operating systems;
- Multi-factor authentication; and
- Regular backups.