Get an expert Cyber Security Risk Assessment

From one of the first organisations in Australia to achieve ISO 27001:2022

Our cyber security specialists can identify cyber security risks to your organisation and provide guidance on how to effectively reduce and manage your exposure.

ISO 27001 Certification
cyber essentials certification
IASME cyber assurance certification

The MyEmpire Group difference

"We’re big enough to support all manner of businesses, from ma and pa’s to enterprise, but small enough to still obsess over detail."

We don’t obsess over detail to the point of paralysis, but we do take great pride in delivering exceptional work. And it’s not just because we get a thrill receiving elated client feedback, although that’s something we all share in common. Primarily it’s because we genuinely care about building cyber security systems that protect businesses. That means really learning your business and your people so we can develop a cyber security strategy suited to you, not a close-enough template pulled from a file. That’s what makes us different; we only feel satisfied when we know a job’s been done right. 

"The biggest benefit to working with MyEmpire Group is having access to cyber expertise on an as-needed basis. We're able to access skills and knowledge across a broad range of [cyber security] areas, and without having to hire in-house."
Jenelle Schultz
Chief Operating Officer, Business Fitness
"The MyEmpire Group team’s technical understanding of Essential 8 and ability to cut through all the techno-speak and explain things to us in layman's terms made the process so much more streamlined."
Lisa Saunders
Group Executive – Governance Risk & Compliance, REI Superannuation

Our People

Our cyber security specialists are a mixture of seasoned veterans, many with 30+ years’ experience in IT, management and security. We also have young faces on the team, our rising stars–those whose talents we recognised early and chose to invest in. 

Beyond being experts in their fields, our people share a few things in common, a result of how we hire. Prior to any skills being tested in an interview, we look for personable people. Authentic, honest people who are passionate about their field and good communicators. In other words, we look for people who light up when they talk about their line of work. People whose passion is contagious. Only candidates who meet this criteria are taken through the typical interview steps where we probe skills and work history.

ISO 27001

Leadership Team

Alex Woerndle, MyEmpire Group

Alex Woerndle

HEAD OF OPERATIONS
(CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR)

Alex is an experienced director, IT consultant and infosec professional. He provides security management and leadership to a range of organisations from start-ups through to governments and ASX50 listed enterprises. He has also served over 10 years in voluntary roles as a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Information Security Association,.au Domain Administration Ltd and the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.

Carl Woerndle

HEAD OF SALES AND MARKETING
(CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR)

Carl has more than three decades’ experience in IT, security and business leadership. Prior to MyEmpire Group, he and Alex built DistributeIT which held approx. 10% market share of .com.au domains. As well as a business owner and manager, Carl has worked as a Cyber Security Advisor consultant for Deloitte. He is a regular keynote speaker on cyber security.

Chris Self

HEAD OF SERVICE DELIVERY

Chris is a highly experienced information security principal. He has worked as a senior cyber security consultant for KPMG, CQR Consulting (now part of CyberCX) and Deloitte. Prior to starting with MyEmpire Group, he was the Information Security Manager at Adelaide Airport where he led a full rebuild of the airport’s cyber security processes and infrastructure. Chris holds a master’s in information systems security and a number of information security certifications, including CISSP and CRISC.

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What is a Risk Assessment?

Our risk assessments involve examining your business context, technology, security controls, policies, procedures etc to identify cyber security risks. These risks are then assessed and rated to understand the severity and key actions required to manage the risk.

Risk assessments can also be used to verify third-party vendors are meeting your security requirements so they don’t pose a security risk to your supply chain.

When assessing risk, our Cyber Security Specialists consider questions like: what are the critical processes of your business, what are your organisation’s most important assets, what are the threats and vulnerabilities applicable to these assets, how much impact would a breach have on these assets, what is the impact of these risks to your business?

"The biggest benefit to working with MyEmpire Group is having access to cyber expertise on an as-needed basis. We're able to access skills and knowledge across a broad range of [cyber security] areas, and without having to hire in-house."
Jenelle Schultz
Chief Operating Officer, Business Fitness

Get oversight on the biggest cyber risks to your business

We work with you to scope the risk assessment based on a high-level analysis of your threat landscape. It means when we begin, we’re focused on identifying risks in the areas of highest concern.

Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI)

Make educated decisions to mature your cyber defence

Get a better understanding of the risk landscape, so you can make informed and strategic decisions to mature your cyber defence.

Know what needs to be done to improve your cyber risk posture

Have a report/roadmap on-hand that clearly shows your team what needs to be done, when, and how, in order to improve your cyber security.

Penetration testing

Ready to mature your cyber security?

How we perform Risk Assessments

Scope assessment

Our Cyber Security Specialists work with you to determine the aim and scope of the risk assessment.

vCISOs

Identify risks

Our experts examine your technology, security controls, policies, procedures etc, to identify security risks.

Assess risks

We assess the probabilities and impacts of the identified risks, and prioritise fixes.

vCISOs

Roadmap fixes

We provide a report that highlights our findings and provides recommendations on security fixes.

"The MyEmpire Group team’s technical understanding of Essential 8 and ability to cut through all the techno-speak and explain things to us in layman's terms made the process so much more streamlined."
Lisa Saunders
Group Executive – Governance Risk & Compliance, REI Superannuation

What is the difference between a Risk Assessment and Gap Assessment?

A Risk Assessment in cyber security aims to highlight areas where your organisation is most vulnerable to cyber attacks. This includes threats to your operations, information systems or data. The assessment helps organisations identify security risks, the likelihood of these risks occurring, and the impact of these risks if they were to occur. 

A Gap Assessment focuses on finding gaps in alignment to a specific cyber security framework. It involves choosing a cyber security framework and assessing whether the needed controls are in place and being utilised to meet the requirements of this framework. 

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Cyber security frameworks we specialise in:

ISO 27001 Certification
cyber essentials certification
IASME cyber assurance certification