03 Jun AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WAY BEHIND IN ESSENTIAL 8 CORE SYSTEMS CYBER REVIEW BY THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE
Just one agency gets ‘Essential 8’ tick for financial, HR systems.
Only one of the federal government’s largest agencies has fully applied the Australian Signals Directorate’s Essential 8 to some of its most important systems, the national auditor has found.
The finding is contained in the 2019 Interim Financial Controls audit of major entities, which reviewed the implementation of the controls now considered the baseline for cyber resilience.
Audit report here: //www.anao.gov.au/sites/default/files/Auditor-General-Report_2019-2020_38a_0.pdf
The Australian National Audit Office’s review focused on the financial and HR systems of 18 agencies, including Defence, Services Australia, Home Affairs and the Tax Office.
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