Strengthen Your Cybersecurity with Duo and Australia’s Essential Eight Strategies

In today’s world, businesses are increasingly reliant on technology to keep their operations running smoothly. However, as technology advances, so do the threats to cybersecurity. 

One of the most effective ways to do take proactive measures to protect your organisation from cyber threats is to implement Australia’s Essential Eight Strategies, which are a set of mitigation strategies developed by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). These strategies provide a baseline of security controls that organisations can use to protect their systems and data from a wide range of cyber threats.

At ITeam Consulting, we understand the importance of cybersecurity, which is why we have partnered with Duo to provide our clients with an additional layer of protection. Duo’s multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution is an effective way to implement two of the Essential Eight Strategies: application whitelisting and MFA.

Application whitelisting involves creating a list of approved applications and only allowing those applications to run on your systems. This strategy can help prevent unauthorised access to your systems and data. Duo’s MFA solution provides an additional layer of protection by requiring users to authenticate themselves using two or more factors, such as a password and a fingerprint or a smart card.

Implementing these strategies can significantly reduce the risk of a cyber attack, as demonstrated by a study conducted by the ACSC. The study found that organisations that implemented the Essential Eight Strategies had a 85% reduction in the number of cyber incidents compared to those that did not.

At ITeam Consulting, we are committed to helping our clients implement the best security practices to protect their businesses. Our partnership with Duo allows us to offer an industry-leading MFA solution that can help our clients achieve compliance with the Essential Eight Strategies.

Protecting your organisation from cyber threats is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. By implementing Australia’s Essential Eight Strategies and partnering with ITeam Consulting and Duo, you can significantly reduce the risk of a cyber attack and keep your business running smoothly.

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