White Paper: Addressing the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) Essential Eight

In 2017, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) updated its list of mitigation strategies designed to help organisations reduce the risk of unauthorised access and minimise the exposure of sensitive information in case of a breach. The directorate predicts that at least 85 percent of intrusions could be avoided if these mitigations are enforced to all users and computers at risk. This white paper reviews the role privilege account security plays in meeting five of the ASD’s “Essential Eight” mitigation strategies, including two in the mandatory “Top 4”.