Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is a vital component of cybersecurity that integrates governance, risk management, and compliance to help bolster an organisation’s security.

Governance involves establishing policies and processes to oversee cybersecurity measures. Risk management includes identifying, assessing, and prioritising cybersecurity risks, followed by implementing controls and mitigation strategies. Compliance entails adhering to relevant laws, industry-specific standards, and frameworks, such as the Privacy Act (1988) for data privacy and NIST CSF for cybersecurity security risk management.

GRC plays a crucial role in proactively safeguarding assets and information while offering numerous advantages to organisations, including aligning IT with business objectives, managing risks, reducing costs, and ensuring regulatory compliance.


  • Maturity Assessments

How we can help

AUSCERT offers expert advice and consultations and can aid you in understanding the intricacies of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), improving your cybersecurity stance in alignment with your business objectives.

We specialise in helping organisations confidently adhere to industry frameworks, standards, and benchmarks.

Our services, including maturity assessments, are designed to identify and address cybersecurity gaps in your organisation. Take proactive steps to enhance your cybersecurity posture and mitigate information security risks. Through collaboration, we work together with you to reduce your risk exposure, thereby advancing the security and compliance standards across your organisation.

What's included?

Maturity Assessments

Achieve, and mature your compliance against the NIST CSF framework. NIST CSF is a widely recognised cybersecurity framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Its broad acceptance worldwide underscores its value and effectiveness in addressing cybersecurity challenges on a global scale.

As part of the maturity assessment service, the following is included within the package offered:

  • Comprehensive Assessment: An assessment is undertaken to evaluate your cybersecurity posture and maturity against 20 security controls. The assessment looks at 20 of the most critical NIST CSF controls, split across 15 core security domains, covering people, processes, and technology.
  • Maturity Gap Report: You will receive a detailed report that benchmarks your current cybersecurity posture and identifies any gaps. This report will also provide you with clear next steps to help elevate your maturity level.
  • Risk Scenario Assessment Report: Based on supplied cyber risk scenarios, including the potential impacts they would cause should they occur.
  • Executive Summary and Strategy Document: A valuable resource for your senior management, this document will be based on the gap and risk assessments. It will include:
    • An overview of the gap assessment, spotlighting your organisation’s overall maturity level and benchmark.
    • A concise strategy on a page.
    • A risk scenario heatmap derived from the risk assessment.
    • An example security improvement roadmap.
  • Optional Follow-Up: To ensure your ongoing cybersecurity success, we offer an optional complimentary follow-up assessment after your initial consultation*. This follow-up aims to confirm any improvements that might have elevated your posture to your desired level of maturity. A new Maturity Gap Report will be provided as part of this package.

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