Most companies ignoring Essential Eight guidelines when planning security strategy: survey

More than half of Australian companies believe they have very mature cybersecurity protections even though most are ignoring clear best-practice guidelines from the Australian Signals Directorate, according to a new end-user survey that also found just 46 percent of companies run staff security training more than once per year. Just 13 percent of IT-security professionals, surveyed at Content Security’s recent CLOUDSEC 2018 conference, said their organisations were following the guidance of the ASD Essential Eight – which are said to protect against more than 85 percent of cybersecurity attacks.

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