ASD 8 as a Service.

The Missing Link’s ASD8 as a Service is currently the only managed service to focus specifically on the Essential 8 security controls

Gain insights from industry experts to increase your cyber resiliency

Discover the challenges that the ASD Essential 8 present for businesses, and learn how implementing it can benefit your organisation

Tackling all the cyber threats that could attack your business is understandably very difficult, but there are some sure ways to limit your exposure. The ASD’s eight strategies promise to mitigate up to 85% of targeted attacks and provide a brilliant starting point for those wanting to increase their security levels.

At The Missing Link, we have focused our efforts around creating an architecturally designed and integrated managed service for the Essential 8. Not only will this radically strengthen the protection around your systems and data sets, but our managed service also takes all of the legwork out of these labour-intensive processes.

The ASD Essential 8 (ASD 8) provides mitigation strategies to effectively:

  • Prevent malware delivery and execution
  • Limit the extent of cyber security incidents
  • Recover data and system availability

Assess your cyber security risk now! Try our ASD Essential 8 interactive tool to see how you are positioned.

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Our ASD 8 solutions

We are the premier managed service in Australia that specialises in the Essential 8 security controls.

Our team of experts will kick off the process by conducting a thorough penetration test to:

  1. Determine the security level of your existing systems.
  2. Identify your ASD 8 maturity level.
  3. Highlight the areas that require the most attention.
We can deliver the exact level of support that you need via our modular integration options.

Our services are designed to be outsourced, saving you valuable time while leveraging our unparalleled expertise and technology resources. We have partnered with enterprise-class vendors, carefully chosen to ensure compatibility with a diverse range of platforms, including Microsoft, Apple, Unix, and more.

Choose from our four packages, each of which corresponds to a different ASD maturity level, and pick the right level of security that suits your specific requirements.



ASD8aaS Bronze

Our entry-level package will bring you peace of mind you are more secure – you will be partially aligned with the mitigation strategies of the ASD Essential 8.

ASD8aaS Silver

Designed for businesses who are keen for a higher level of security – you will be mostly aligned with the mitigation strategies of the ASD Essential 8.

ASD8aaS Gold

Rest assured your cyber security is being taken care of, the package is designed for businesses who need a very high level of security – you will be fully aligned with the mitigation strategies of the ASD Essential 8.

ASD8aaS Platinum

Our highest level of service designed for mission-critical businesses, who need 24/7 service coverage and want to protect highly sensitive information – you will be fully aligned with the mitigation strategies of the ASD Essential 8.

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  • What is ASD 8?

    The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) top 8 security mandates provide mitigation strategies for small and large scale businesses to reduce the risk of being victims of cybersecurity breaches. Designed to prevent malware delivery, reduce cybersecurity incidents and recover data and system availability, ASD essential 8 controls help to keep both your customers' and your business’ data safe. Using these strategies, Australian businesses can mitigate up to 85% of all target cyber attacks.

  • What do the Essential 8 strategies cover?

    Designed as recommendations to reduce online privacy breaches, the framework of the Essential 8 cybersecurity strategy covers some of the most common issues of vulnerability in any business’ IT infrastructure. The primary pillars of ASD Essential 8 compliance include:
    • Application whitelisting
    • Patch applications
    • Disabling untrusted Microsoft Office macros
    • User application hardening
    • Restricting application privileges
    • Repairing operating systems
    • Adding multi-factor authentication
    • Daily back-up of essential data
    At The Missing Link, we help our customers protect their important digital assets and hardware by providing ASD 8 as a comprehensive service. Able to be seamlessly integrated into your existing security process, there is no better way to stay ahead of data leaks and phishing scams than by using this groundbreaking service.

  • How often is the Essential 8 Maturity Model updated, and why?

    Designed as a guide to help businesses improve their compliance to the ASD Essential 8,  the Essential 8 Maturity Model provides a graduated approach for companies looking to boost the cybersecurity levels of their day-to-day workflows.
    Providing ways to deliver extra protection from common software cyber attacks, this model is updated multiple times a year to ensure that this resource offers the most current information and advice for the end-user. These updates are facilitated on a regular basis to keep up with the ever-changing tactics used by adversaries looking to gain access to your business’s private digital information.