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Essential 8 assessment

An increasing number of Australian government and enterprises are seeking to align with the Essential 8 Cyber Security maturity model, a framework designed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to help organisations assess and protect themselves against various cyber threats. If you’re seeking a trusted Essential 8 assessor to help pinpoint areas for security enhancement, complete with a comprehensive report tailored for implementation approval, then look no further.

Protect your organisation against cyber threats starting with SOCO's

Essential 8 assessment

An increasing number of Australian government and enterprises are seeking to align with the Essential 8 Cyber Security maturity model, a framework designed by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to help organisations assess and protect themselves against various cyber threats. If you’re seeking a trusted Essential 8 assessor to help pinpoint areas for security enhancement, complete with a comprehensive report tailored for implementation approval, then look no further.

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Enhance your risk mitigation strategies as you move through maturity levels 1, 2 and 3.

As the threat landscape evolves relentlessly, keeping pace with emerging dangers can feel like an uphill battle. That is why we’ve created an Essential 8 Assessment service offering to help evaluate your current cybersecurity maturity level and identify gaps in your defenses, so you can lay a solid foundation for comprehensive threat prevention strategies.

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Security control evaluation

Assess the effectiveness of existing security controls, including firewalls, antivirus software, access controls, incident response procedures, encryption protocols and intrusion detection system.

Information Technology
Technology and infrastructure review

Examines your organisation’s IT infrastructure, network architecture, cloud services, and endpoint devices to identify potential security gaps and weaknesses.

Project Delivery
Vulnerability assessment.

Evaluate your organisation’s network infrastructure, systems applications, and data repositories

Human Resources
Compliance and regulatory alignment

Evaluate your organisation’s adherence to industry regulations, compliance standards, and best practices such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO27001 etc.

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Data protection and privacy assessment

Examines how sensitive data is stored, transmitted, and processed within the organisation.

Human Resources
Incident response and recovery readiness

Examines your organisation’s readiness to respond effectively to cybersecurity incidents, minimise downtime and mitigate impact of cyber-attack.

Gain the confidence you need to uplift your security initiatives

Our Essential 8 assessment report outlines tailored risk mitigation solutions and cybersecurity initiatives to elevate your security maturity level. Our goal is to help you realise the gaps required to uplift your maturity level to 2 or beyond, enabling you to secure funding for implementation and effectively shield against evolving cyber threats.

 

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Fixed cost, no hidden fee

Our team of Essential 8 assessors will complete your Microsoft 365 or Wintel based platforms’ E8 assessment within 10 business days at no additional cost should it exceed the agreed timeframe*

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Align with ACSC’s Guidelines

Since the Essential Eight framework is regularly updated, our assessors have the capability to provide ongoing mitigations aligned with ACSC’s guidelines, safeguarding your organisation against emerging threats and ensuring that your organisation maintains a solid foundation against evolving threats.

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Extensive expertise and experience

Our team have conducted Essential Eight assessments for federal government bodies and enterprises, ensuring compliance and resilience against evolving threats. Our assessors offer specialised expertise in Microsoft 365 security, covering Purview, Entra ID, Defender, and Intune. They are skilled at identifying and uplifting cyber security mitigations, and bring a pragmatic approach to every assessment, tailoring solutions to your organisational needs.

*Fees and project duration may vary based on requirements.

The E8 assessment is based on the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) prioritised mitigation strategies, designed to protect organisations against various cyber threats. It makes it much harder for adversaries to compromise systems.

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We’ve developed a team of talented and resourceful people who have the Microsoft certifications and industry experience to deliver outcomes with positive impact.
All SOCO staff are permanent employees, based in Australia.
Jack Ellis IT Support Officer at SOCO

Jack Ellis

IT Support Officer
Umar Riaz

Umar Riaz

Solution Architect
Thomas Sheridan SOCO

Thomas Sheridan

Senior Technical Specialist
Christophe Demangeot

Christophe Demangeot

Practice Manager, CIA
Harry Sofas

Harry Sofas

Senior Technical Specialist
Hersh_Ojha

Hersh Ojha

Solution Architect
Christian Teh

Christian Teh

Senior Azure Developer, Solution Architect
Naveen

Naveen Gabriel

Consultant
Ben Coates

Ben Coates

Technical Architect
Harish

Harish Majeti

Consultant
Daniel Chee

Daniel Chee

Senior Functional Consultant
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Erik Caraian

Erik Caraian

Senior Functional Consultant, D365
Neb Miletic SOCO Canberra Team

Neb Miletic

Consultant, D365
Dante Pillon

Dante Pillon

Associate Consultant, D365
Priscilla Liew PRACTICE MANAGER, BUSINESS CENTRAL at SOCO

Priscilla Liew

Practice Manager, Business Central
Zehra

Zehra Hussain

Senior Consultant, D365
Alan

Alan Abery

Principal Consultant, D365
Luca Caruso PRACTICE MANAGER, D365 at SOCO

Luca Caruso

Practice Manager, D365
Bronwyn Healing CONSULTANT, BUSINESS CENTRAL at SOCO

Bronwyn Healing

Consultant, Business Central
Marcus Elias (2)

Marcus Elias

Principal Consultant, D365
Luke Harris SENIOR CONSULTANT, D365 at SOCO

Luke Harris

Senior Consultant, D365
Nirali Sheth ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT, D365 at SOCO

Nirali Sheth

Associate Consultant, D365
Jen Gianoulis CONSULTANT, D365 at SOCO

Jen Gianoulis

CONSULTANT, D365
Ruan Kilan SENIOR CONSULTANT, D365 at SOCO

Ruan Kilian

Senior Consultant, D365
Thilanka

Thilanka Silva

Senior Consultant, D365
Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Consultant, D365

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Greg Larkins Practice Manager Modern Workplace

Greg Larkins

Practice Manager, Modern Workplace (M365)
Kaja Pukk SENIOR CONSULTANT, M365 at SOCO

Kaja Pukk

Senior Consultant, M365
Amanda Home SENIOR CONSULTANT, M365 at SOCO

Amanda Home

Senior Consultant, M365
Arnie Raju PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, M365 at SOCO

Arnie Raju

Principal Consultant, M365
Steve Middleton SENIOR CONSULTANT, M365 at SOCO

Steve Middleton

Senior Consultant, M365
Colin Beresford SENIOR CONSULTANT, M365 at SOCO

Colin Beresford

Senior Consultant, M365
Dan Stevenson ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT, M365 at SOCO

Daniel Stevenson

Associate Consultant, M365
Jack Payne CONSULTANT, M365 at SOCO

Jack Payne

Consultant, M365
Sam

Sam Hanratty

Senior Technical Consultant, M365
Raja

Raja Ramakrishna

Senior Consultant, M365
Jonathan

Jonathan Comfort

Consultant, M365
Sarvesh Gunda

Sarvesh Gunda

Consultant, M365
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Sashbank Singh Microsoft 365 Administrator

Sashank Singh

Microsoft 365 Administrator
Huy Ngo Enterprise Architecture Manager at SOCO

Huy Ngo

Enterprise Architecture Manager
Heath Steer, Senior Cloud Engineer

Heath Steer

Senior Cloud Engineer
Joachim Milsom Technical and Assurance Enablement

Joachim Milsom

Technical and Assurance Enablement
Joshua Mak - Operations Manager at SOCO (Canberra)

Joshua Mak

Operations Manager
Jules Zanetti Technology Strategist and Architect at SOCO

Jules Zanetti

Technology Strategist and Architect
Adam Granquist General Manager - Operations (Canberra)

Adam Granquist

General Manager - Operations (Canberra)

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Myriam Corona Galindo

Myriam Corona Galindo

Senior Project Manager
Tony Consolino

Tony Consolino

Senior Project Manager
Kurt

Kurt Errera

Senior Project Manager
Laurel Fox Business Analyst at SOCO

Laurel Fox

Business Analyst
Greg Gough PRACTICE MANAGER, PMO at SOCO

Greg Gough

Practice Manager
Rod Palmer Senior Project Manager

Rod Palmer

Senior Project Manager
Matt Winwood BUSINESS ANALYST at SOCO

Matt Winwood

Business Analyst
Trajan Goldsworthy SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER at SOCO

Trajan Goldsworthy

Senior Project Manager
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JF Tixeront - Senior BDM

JF Tixeront

Senior Business Development Manager
Elly Whitehouse - Account Manager at SOCO

Elly Whitehouse

Account Manager
Joanne Kennard Administration Manager at SOCO

Joanne Kennard

Administration Manager
Tom Rock Executive Director of Brand and Culture at SOCO

Tom Rock

Executive Director, Strategy Brand & Culture
Sebastian Rizzo CEO at SOCO

Sebastian Rizzo

Chief Executive Officer
Chris Stokes General Manager of Operations at SOCO

Chris Stokes

General Manager, Operations
Steve Parks - Chief Financial Officer

Steve Parks

Chief Financial Officer
Karen Kennedy Wright Head of People and Culture at SOCO

Karen Kennedy Wright

Head of People + Culture
Natasha Reynolds Head of Partnerships at SOCO

Natasha Reynolds

Head of Partnerships
Grace Tiong - Head of Marketing at SOCO

Grace Tiong

Head of Marketing
Tremaine Business Development Manager at SOCO

Tremaine Naicker

Business Development Manager
Julie Stokes, Senior Account Manager

Julie Stokes

Senior Account Manager
Nicole Rich Talent Acquisition Manager at SOCO

Nicole Rich

Talent Acquisition Manager
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Tom Rock Executive Director of Brand and Culture at SOCO

Tom Rock

Executive Director, Strategy Brand & Culture
Sebastian Rizzo CEO at SOCO

Sebastian Rizzo

Chief Executive Officer
Steve Parks - Chief Financial Officer

Steve Parks

Chief Financial Officer

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Tom Rock Executive Director of Brand and Culture at SOCO

Tom Rock

Executive Director, Strategy Brand & Culture
Sebastian Rizzo CEO at SOCO

Sebastian Rizzo

Chief Executive Officer
Khatiza Brown – Non-Executive Director

Khatiza Brown

Non-Executive Director
Thomas Stianos, Non-Executive Chair

Thomas Stianos

Non-Executive Chair

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Jack Ellis IT Support Officer at SOCO

Jack Ellis

IT Support Officer
Umar Riaz

Umar Riaz

Solution Architect
Thomas Sheridan SOCO

Thomas Sheridan

Senior Technical Specialist
Christophe Demangeot

Christophe Demangeot

Practice Manager, CIA
Harry Sofas

Harry Sofas

Senior Technical Specialist
Hersh_Ojha

Hersh Ojha

Solution Architect
Christian Teh

Christian Teh

Senior Azure Developer, Solution Architect
Naveen

Naveen Gabriel

Consultant
Ben Coates

Ben Coates

Technical Architect
Harish

Harish Majeti

Consultant
Daniel Chee

Daniel Chee

Senior Functional Consultant
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SOCO’s ongoing security support ensured trust in security protocols as E8 standards evolved.

SOCO played a pivotal role in assisting one of the state’s marine parks authorities in migrating SharePoint from on-premises to the cloud. Throughout the project, they identified the importance of strengthening their Microsoft 365 security. Faced with a shortage of skilled security resources internally, the authority decided to outsource the security support tasks to SOCO, including managing their Microsoft 365 identity and Multifactor authentication (MFA) processes.

Our Essential 8 assessors managed Microsoft 365 identity and implemented E8 for MFA processes to mitigate the risk of adversaries gaining access to sensitive information and networks. In addition, they also implemented conditional access policies including applying specific business use cases, enabling secure workflow continuity while maintaining stringent security protocols. By following the ACSC Essential Eight guidelines for multifactor authentication (MFA), we ensured effective controls against unauthorised access and data breaches, safeguarding the organisation from potential cyber threats.

 

Sebastian Rizzo Executive Director at SOCO

Thanks to the expertise of our dedicated team of E8 assessors, we’ve been able to save our clients an incredible amount of time and stress. By diligently preventing cyber threats, we provide our clients with peace of mind, allowing them to focus on their core business activities without worrying about security issues. The efficiency and effectiveness of our experienced assessors are second to none, and we’re proud to offer this invaluable service to our clients. 

– Christophe Demangeot
Practice Manager, Client Innovation and Advisory

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