91% of small-to-medium sized businesses have experienced a cyber attack that their security measures didn’t stop or detect.

Cybersecurity used to be easier. You installed antivirus (AV) solutions, trained employees not to click on unknown links, and kept software and websites up to date. The landscape has changed and the risks are real.

The consequences of a breach are also real, and are no longer restricted to financial, reputational and operational damage. The Australian Government has mandated the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme which requires businesses to report serious cybersecurity breaches to their customers and the Government.

How vulnerable are you? How do you mitigate the risks?

Forsythes Technology has developed the NIST Cybersecurity Rapid Score service using the cybersecurity best practice framework from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This is a brief two-day engagement for us to provide an assessment of your current IT and cybersecurity environment across these areas:

  • Data Security
  • Identity Management, Authentication & Access Control
  • Protective Technology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Detection Processes
  • Awareness & Training
  • Governance
  • Maintenance
  • Recovery Planning
  • Response Planning

What you will receive from us

Cybersecurity Rapid Score & Report including your risk score and detail of your risk profile and vulnerability to attack, classified into one of the following categories. Our security experts will also provide you with a prioritised list of steps to achieve a reduced risk profile in line with your industry, and a summary of the potential impact of a breach to your organisation.


  • Extreme Risk
  • High Risk
  • Medium Risk
  • Low Risk
  • Best Practice (Very Low Risk)

This two-day engagement is $2,850 ex. GST

For Telstra customers, this may be fully deductible from your Telstra funding. Please contact us for more information (some specific funds may be ineligible).

Forsythes Technology also offers an exhaustive NIST Audit along with optional security hardening if you would like to achieve best practice alignment to the NIST framework. This can be quoted based on an analysis of your environment.

Enquire about a NIST Cybersecurity Rapid Score

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