The Essential Eight: Cmd Mapping

When it comes to Linux environments, we’re always looking for best practices guides, implementation
strategies and hardening frameworks that allow us to better inform our customers on how to get ahead
of adversarial behaviour effectively.

The ACSC built out the Essential Eight mapping with a fairly targeted goal, well articulated by the summary on their aforementioned page:

“While no single mitigation strategy is guaranteed to prevent cyber security incidents, organisations are recommended to implement eight essential mitigation strategies as a baseline. This baseline, known as the Essential Eight, makes it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems. Furthermore, implementing the Essential Eight proactively can be more cost-effective in terms of time, money and effort than having to respond to a large-scale cyber security incident.”

This guide covers how Cmd can assist in adhering to a number of the criteria outlined in the Linux Infrastructure sections.

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