Improving Essential 8 Security Posture

Maser assists organisations to improve their Essential 8 and NIST Maturity Level via two key solutions; Delinea – Privilege Access Management to ensure people, service accounts, develops and robots only get minimum access required to meet their needs and Cohesity – a backup solution which assists with mitigation, detection and recovery from ransomware attacks.

Delinea’s Extended PAM enables comprehensive identity and access management across the full attack surface.

Delinea ensures scalability by treating identity as the common thread for authentication and applying policy-based authorisation to meet Zero trust and least privilege best practices.
To prevent identity/credential theft by increasing visibility and discovery across all identities
To establish controls over all privileged access to restrict unnecessary lateral movement
To limit privilege escalation by adapting access when and where needed with analytics-informed policies.

The Delinea PAM Maturity Model is a frame work to help you systematically lower risk, increase business agility, and improve operational efficiency.

Based on cybersecurity best practices, we’ve identified four phases that organisations progress through as they increase PAM expertise and adoption.
Phase 0:High Risk – recognise risk and plan for action
Phase 1: Foundational – gain visibility over attack surface and begin to reduce it.
Phase 2: Enhanced – expand PAM policies to reduce overprivileged users.
Phase 3: Adaptive – increase automation and intelligence for continuous improvement.


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Inbuilt Ransomware protection via immutable backups, Datalock (WORM). encryption and RBAC.
The Immutable backup is in-built and does not require a separate VM, which will become a point of vulnerability

Ransomware detection and recovery via:
Machine learning-based anomaly detection
Rapid recovery at scale
Recovery through smartfiles without having to restore directly to production (Allowing Secops to continue to investigate)

Our threat defence architecture has proven to be critical for customers who have been crippled by ransomware attacks.  Most importantly, the ability for them to detect a ransomware event, but also the ability to recover to a recent clean snapshot in a matter of minutes rather than days or weeks compared to legacy solutions.

Our most public case study is Sky Lakes Medical ( – We helped them recover 2000+ VM’s in 47 minutes when they were crippled by ransomware.

Cohesity simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos and managing backup and recovery infrastructure with a single, easy-to-navigate user interface. Microsoft365, cloud and on premise work load on a single UI

It provides consistent and comprehensive enterprise class protection for a broad set of sources: virtual and physical servers, traditional and containerized applications, relational and distributed databases, NAS and SaaS workloads.

Cohesity also complies with 5 out of 8 Australian Signals Directorate Essential 8 mitigation strategies
1. Maturity Level 3 backups
2. Patch Operating Systems
3. Restrict Administration Privileges
4. Multi-Factor Authentication
5. Ransomware Protection


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