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Align with the ASD Essential 8

Use 6clicks to align your cybersecurity posture with the ASD Essential 8 framework.


ASD Essential 8 solution overview




The ASD Essential 8 is a cybersecurity framework published by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) consisting of eight mitigation strategies aimed at protecting organizations from cyber intrusions, including application whitelisting, patching of applications and operating systems, restricting administrative privileges, enabling multi-factor authentication, performing daily backups, disabling untrusted Microsoft Office macros, and hardening user applications.

The 6clicks platform offers an efficient system to implement, maintain and improve compliance with multiple cybersecurity standards and frameworks including the ASD Essential 8.

Included within 6clicks are all the templates you need to perform an assessment using the Essential 8 maturity model - quickly and easily.  In addition, you can rely on powerful functionality to support:

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Assessment and reporting

Leverage ready-to-go ASD Essential 8 maturity assessment templates (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3), including out-of-the-box paginated report templates and analytics for assessments results.

Assessment and reporting for ASD Essential 8

Issue and action planning

Raise issues and actions (automatically) based on observed non-conformity with the ASD Essential 8 in order to create and manage corrective actions through to closure.

Issue and action planning for ASD Essential 8

Risk and treatment planning

Raise risks and risk treatment plans (automatically) based on observed non-conformity with the ASD Essential 8 in order to create and manage any risk acceptance and long term treatment plans. Also consider carrying out a top-down cyber risk assessment using a risk library and risk review workflow in advance of carrying out your ASD Essential 8 control assessment.

Risk and treatment planning for ASD Essential 8

Ongoing policies and control management

Following remediation, take advantage of 6clicks' policy and control set module to put in place ongoing measures to ensure the continued effective operation of ASD Essential 8 controls including configuration/control reviews and scheduled tests.

Ongoing policies and control management for ASD Essential 8

Explore our expert's guide to ASD Essential 8

This authoritative guide provides an in-depth look at the ASD Essential 8 (E8), a set of eight measures developed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to protect organizations from cyber threats.

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