The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has developed prioritised mitigation strategies, in the form of the Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents, to help organisations protect themselves against various cyber threats. The most effective of these mitigation strategies are the Essential Eight.

1. Application whitelisting

2. Patching applications

3. Configuring Microsoft Office macro settings

4. Restricting administrative privileges

5. Patching operating systems

6. User application hardening