Explore the tailored cybersecurity framework of CSP Global, uniquely developed to tackle the complexities of digital security and compliance.

In today's world, where digital threats are ever-present, cybersecurity isn't just about following rules; it's about strategically managing risks, strengthening defenses, and building a cyber-savvy workplace culture. As businesses adapt to the digital age, our Cybersecurity Framework stands out as a vital tool, ensuring protection and demonstrating our strong commitment to security excellence.

Did You Know?


increase in password attacks in the last year. It has risen to an estimated 921 attacks per second.
- Microsoft Digital Defence Report


93% of organizations are concerned about insider risks.
- Verizon Risk Investigation Report

The Cybersecurity
Framework Deconstructed

  • To assess an organization's cybersecurity posture, especially regarding Microsoft 365 and Azure best practices, we employ a multi-faceted approach that begins with our unique ISR (Initial Security Review). This comprehensive review serves as the cornerstone for understanding the organization's current security landscape.
  • In certain sectors, we extend the ISR free of charge or offer it at a heavily discounted rate, recognizing the importance of accessible cybersecurity assessments in today's threat landscape. This initiative allows organizations to benefit from critical insights into their security posture without imposing a financial burden.
  • When an organization has an existing IT department or Managed Service Provider (MSP), we streamline the assessment process by collaborating closely with them. We provide a digital form tailored to gather crucial information about the organization's security controls which can be measured against Australian Cyber Security Centre's, Essential Eight. This collaborative approach ensures that key stakeholders are involved in the assessment process, facilitating a more comprehensive understanding of the organization's security needs and challenges.
  • Furthermore, we utilize read-only access accounts to conduct a thorough evaluation of the entire Microsoft 365 and Azure environments. This approach allows us to assess configurations, identify potential vulnerabilities, and evaluate adherence to best practices recommended by Microsoft and industry standards. By leveraging read-only access, we can perform a detailed analysis without disrupting ongoing operations or compromising sensitive data.

Role of
Essential Eight in

In the cybersecurity framework provided by CSP Global, the Essential Eight are considered the most effective mitigation strategies available. Each strategy plays a distinct role in preventing, limiting, or recovering from potential cyber threats.

When all eight are implemented, even to maturity level 1, your organization will see a significant reduction in the chances of a successful attack. CSP have helped across industries, whether it be not-for-profits attempting to attain a Right Fit for Risk milestones or to rapidly uplift an entity applying for the Defense Industry Security Program (DISP).

  • Application Control:

    Ensure only approved applications run, preventing the entry of malicious code into your systems.

  • Patch Applications:

    Regularly update applications and expedite response to emerging CVEs to minimize exploitation.

  • Configure Macro Settings:

    Block all Microsoft macros unless business justified, thwarting the execution of malicious code.

  • User Application Hardening:

    Harden your environment with security baselines, increasing resilience against attacks.

  • Restrict Administrative Privileges:

    Grant access to internal admin accounts only to trusted and authorized individuals. Isolate and protect these privileged accounts.

  • Patch Operating Systems:

    Promptly patch operating systems using automated scheduling and expedite when urgent.

  • Multi-Factor Authentication:

    Introduce an additional layer of protection to prevent unauthorized access, particularly when passwords are compromised. Leverage modern access controls like phishing-resistant MFA in the form of FIDO bio-metric or Windows Hello for Business.

  • Regular Backups:

    Conduct daily backups and keep them secure ensuring the availability of data post-breach.

Cyber Security

The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Cybersecurity Framework is widely regarded as a foundational framework for organizations looking to strengthen their cybersecurity posture. Its utility becomes particularly evident when applied to complex environments like Microsoft 365 and Azure ecosystems. Here's why:

  • Identify: See the Unseen

    Our journey begins by showing how to gain greater visibility and you identify every asset throughout your ecosystem.

  • Protect: Essential Eight meets
    Zero Trust

    Once all assets are identified we can then take a risk-based approach and apply suitable levels of protection to each asset type, Using our expertise to eliminate disparate solutions we can help you realize up to 60% savings by consolidating your vendors.

  • Detect: Incidents Early

    Microsoft XDR consolidates all your cybersecurity solutions into a unified platform, offering a single pane of glass for streamlined management. It enables you to configure a tailored solution for detecting threats that correspond to your unique assets, including email, endpoints, data, applications, identities, and servers.

  • Respond: Effective

    Orchestrate and automate response actions that rapidly respond to threats and evict adversaries before they cause significant harm. Gain insights into your threat landscape with our unique Microsoft Teams integrated platform that leverages Microsoft Sentinel + XDR and ingests your most valuable logs for early detection and visibility.

  • Recover: Swift
    Capability Restoration

    Ensure minimal downtime by implementing strategies for swiftly restoring capabilities post-incident, facilitating seamless business continuity and bolstering resilience.

Role of Zero Trust Methodology
in Cybersecurity Framework

Zero Trust is a comprehensive and transformative cybersecurity approach that challenges the traditional notion of trust within a network. In a zero-trust model, no entity, whether inside or outside the network perimeter, is automatically trusted. Instead, trust is continually verified through rigorous authentication processes regardless of the user's location or network connection.

Never Trust
Always Verify:

Prioritize identity as the primary security perimeter, requiring rigorous verification for all users, devices, and applications.

Least Privilege

Assign the minimum necessary access permissions to users, limiting potential damage from a compromised account.

Assume Breach

By adopting the "assume breach" mindset, you can minimize the impact of security breaches and invest far more energy in detecting inevitable attacks that with todays sophisitaction can bypass even the most hardened environments. Detecting early warning signs of a breach is paramount.