Australian ​Department of Health wants to up security posture to Commonwealth standard

The Department of Health is seeking help with Australian government security compliance, publishing a request for tender (RFT) for a privileged access management (PAM) solution.

The solution, the department said, is required to support Health’s “move towards compliance with the Essential Eight Security Controls”.

“Ultimately, the solution will increase the risk posture for the department and safe guarding its people and information from potential threats related to privileged accounts,” the RFT explains.

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) published its Essential Eight strategies to mitigate cybersecurity incidents in February 2017 as an update to its Top Four mitigation strategies that were published initially in 2011 and made mandatory by the Australian government in 2013.

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Source: ZDNet