Essential 8 - Security Audit
Essential 8 Security Audit is a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment offered by Parsec Pacific to help organisations evaluate and enhance their security posture. It ensures compliance with the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents.
The service is based on the Australian Signals Directorate's (ASD) Essential 8, a set of cybersecurity strategies designed to mitigate the most common cyber threats. The audit involves a thorough examination of an organisation's IT infrastructure, networks, systems, and policies to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by malicious actors. Through a combination of automated tools, manual testing, and expert analysis, the service evaluates the effectiveness of an organisation's security controls and provides actionable recommendations to address identified risks and improve overall cybersecurity resilience.
During the Essential 8 Security Audit, our cybersecurity experts focus on key areas such as patch management, application whitelisting, restricting administrative privileges, and implementing multi-factor authentication, among others. The goal is to assist organisations in achieving compliance with best practices and industry standards, while also safeguarding sensitive data, protecting critical assets, and minimizing the potential impact of cyber incidents. By leveraging the insights and recommendations from the Essential 8 Security Audit Service, organisations can enhance their cyber defenses, reduce the likelihood of successful attacks, and demonstrate a commitment to maintaining robust cybersecurity practices to customers, partners, and regulators.