The Essential 8 Series: the fourth control user application hardening

We’re halfway through our Essential Eight series, and today we’ll discuss User Application Hardening. The ACSC emphasises that user application hardening is crucial for protecting organisations from various threats, including malicious websites, harmful scripts in advertisements, and exploitation of vulnerabilities in unsupported software. It’s about making it more challenging for cybercriminals to exploit vulnerabilities or […]

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The Essential 8 Series: The second control of patch applications

Continuing our Essential 8 Series, we will address its second control, patch applications. Patch applications can be defined as “patch management is the process for identifying, acquiring, installing, and verifying patches for products and systems. Patching applications is the systematic implementation of software updates to ensure functionality and security updates/fixes are applied to applications within […]

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The Essential 8 Series: What is Application Control?

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has a guideline called Essential 8, a security framework that businesses should adhere to as a bare minimum. In today’s article, we will address its first control, application control. The ACSC defines Application Control as “A security approach designed to protect against malicious code (also known as malware) executing […]

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