Essential Eight Audit

Effective management of your organisations Information Security and Privacy has never been more important. With the risks continuing to multiply due to the increased sophistication of cyber-criminal organisations and continuing activity by international state-sponsored groups, combined with compliance requirements set out by both regulators and trading partners – your cyber security preparedness posture can easily become an inhibitor to business growth.

Cyber Security & Privacy

Understanding the Essential Eight Maturity Model

The Australian Signals Directorate developed a prioritised mitigation strategies, in the form of the Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents, to help organisations protect themselves against various cyber threats. The most effective of these mitigation strategies are the Essential Eight published by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (

The Essential Eight has become the most commonly used standard for Australian businesses to assess their Cyber maturity against and in many cases are mandated by regulator or contractual obligations. An independent essential eight maturity assessment is one of the best ways to understand your organisations cyber readiness and ensure that the critical technical activities are occurring behind the scenes.

An Essential Eight maturity assessment involves a technical discovery process that score your organisation at 4 levels of maturity (maturity level 0-3) using 80 separate controls. The process that Beyond Technology undertakes in an Essential Eight maturity assessment seeks to undertake this assessment with a contextual understanding of your organisations capabilities and requirements to provide advice on the appropriateness of your practices against risk and industry peers, as well as understanding the priority of any recommended actions.

We undertake Essential Eight maturity assessments as a standard part of either our Information Security and Privacy Health Check or Annual Cyber Security Health Check

Annual Cyber Security Health Check

With the digital landscape evolving rapidly, an annual health check is indispensable. Beyond Technology’s Annual Cyber Security Health Check is meticulously designed to evaluate your organisation’s current cybersecurity posture in line with the Essential Eight Maturity Model. 

  • Understand your existing security mechanisms and how they align with the Essential Eight. 
  • Pinpoint gaps and weaknesses that could expose your organisation to cyber threats.
  • Offer actionable recommendations tailored to your unique operational needs, ensuring you’re always a step ahead of potential risks.

Information Security and Privacy Health Check

Data is an invaluable asset, which means safeguarding information and ensuring privacy is vital. Our Information Security and Privacy Health Check goes beyond just compliance, aiming to instill confidence among stakeholders and fortify your brand reputation.:

  • Examine the robustness of your data protection frameworks, ensuring they meet global standards.
  • Review the comprehensiveness and clarity of your privacy policies, ensuring they’re in line with prevailing regulations.
  • Offer insights to enhance information security and data privacy, strengthening trust with clients and partners.

Enquire Today To Improve Your Maturity Level

Navigating the challenges of cybersecurity requires a blend of foresight, expertise, and strategy. With Beyond Technology by your side, rest assured that you’re equipped with the best advisory services to master the Essential Eight Maturity Model and safeguard your digital assets. Your cybersecurity resilience is our mission.

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Our business outcomes

Beyond Technology advise businesses on how to optimise the use of IT to achieve business outcomes.

Beyond Technology Consulting has several ways to help CFO’s and CIO’s to improve their organisation’s balance sheet. Our consultants are highly skilled in identifying how to optimise your IT costs to ensure that you are taking advantage of the technology available to your organisation.

Many organisations carry a significant IT failure risk without understanding either the potential or consequences of failure. Quantifying the latent risk, and taking steps to mitigate it not only makes good business sense, it often provides significant improvement in the efficiency and availability of “business as usual” IT service.

With the growing demands on IT departments it can be all too easy to focus on rapidly expanding capability and addressing the day-to-day challenges of running the technology. Properly aligning IT to direct business requirements, while improving the communication channels between IT and the business delivers massive efficiency and capability improvements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Drop us a line and we’d be happy to answers any questions you have.

In most professions where information is asymmetric (i.e. the professional could take advantage of knowing more about the subject that they are advising you on) such as Lawyers and Doctors, the governing body can deregister the professional as stop them from practicing. This does not happen with Technology professionals so conflict of interest is a critical problem. Similarly when a technologist is heavily invested in one specific technology it often becomes their go-to solution (to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail). By Maintaining our independence, Beyond Technology Consulting ensures that you are provided with unbiased and actionable advice that you can trust is free from conflict of interest and be assured that we are not monetising the advice that we provide you.

"Actionable Advice" is accessible, accurate and is advice that is provided in a language and manner that does not require technical qualifications to understand. We ensure that our recommendations are fit-for-purpose with an understanding of the context of your organisation to be both affordable and achievable.

We focus on understanding the core requirements of the business so that our advice is based on your requirements not the avaliable technology. This ensures that you don't end up with a solution looking for a problem and ensures that technology outcomes will grow with your business and flex with changes in the technology.

We focus on understanding the core requirements of the business so that our advice is based on your requirements not the avaliable technology. This combined with a bias towards flexible technology solutions helps to provide technology outcomes that will grow with your business and flex with changes in the technology.

There are two key reasons that organisations don't undertake regular independent technology reviews. Firstly many boards and executive don't know that organisations like Beyond Technology Consulting exist and they are left thinking that the only options are IT Audits that are provided by the big accounting firms that don't provide any answers or actionable advice. The second reason is that they don't feel that they understand enough about IT to be able to get value from a review. Beyond Technology Consulting understands this and have designed our organisation to provide "Actionable Advice" that is accessible, accurate and provided in a language and manner that does not require technical qualifications to understand.

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