Nathan Downes and David Norris have completed the Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC) Essential Eight Assessors Course.

This intensive program equips participants with the knowledge and skills to assess an organisation’s cybersecurity posture against the ACSC’s Essential Eight mitigation strategies.

The ACSC Essential Eight Assessors Course

The ACSC Essential Eight Assessors Course is a comprehensive program designed for cybersecurity and information and communications technology (ICT) professionals. It provides participants with a thorough understanding of the ACSC’s Essential Eight, a framework of eight strategies that organisations can implement to significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

Through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical exercises, graduates of the program gain the ability to:

  • Interpret the ACSC Essential Eight guidance: This includes understanding the intent and application of each mitigation strategy.
  • Evaluate an organisation’s implementation: Assessors can effectively test and analyse how well an organisation has implemented the Essential Eight controls.
  • Develop actionable reports: Graduates are equipped to create clear and concise reports outlining the organisation’s cybersecurity strengths and weaknesses and making recommendations for improvement.

Empowering Downes and Norris to Enhance Cybersecurity

By completing the ACSC Essential Eight Assessors Course, Nathan Downes and David Norris are now qualified to conduct Essential Eight assessments for organisations. This empowers them to:

  • Help organisations identify vulnerabilities in their cybersecurity posture.
  • Recommend practical steps to strengthen defences against cyber threats.
  • Contribute to a more secure digital landscape for Australian businesses and government agencies.

The ACSC Essential Eight: A Pillar of Australian Cybersecurity

The ACSC’s Essential Eight is a cornerstone of Australian cybersecurity strategy. It outlines eight crucial mitigation strategies organisations should implement to significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

Essential Eight Auditors

Building a More Secure Future

Nathan Downes and David Norris’s successful completion of the ACSC Essential Eight Assessors Course signifies their commitment to enhancing Australian cybersecurity. Their expertise will be instrumental in helping organisations fortify their defences and build resilience against cyber threats.

“Completing the ACSC Essential Eight Assessors Course has equipped me with the skills to make a real difference in Australia’s cybersecurity landscape. I’m excited to leverage this knowledge to help organisations identify and address vulnerabilities, ultimately contributing to a more secure digital environment for everyone.” David Norris

“In our increasingly digital world, vigilance against cyber threats is essential. The ACSC highlights that Australians must proactively protect their online privacy and security. We must all play our part in building a more secure online environment. With this accreditation, we can help companies meet their Essential Eight Obligations”. Nathan Downes


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