Cyber Security Policy and Framework Development

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

We have a team of cyber security specialists, a mixture of strategists, auditors, engineers, privacy experts etc, who can lead the development of your cyber security policies and frameworks, provide compliance guidance, and generally uplift your security.

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
"Thank you, George, John, and the MyEmpire Group team for delivering an amazing piece of work and executing the project in a very efficient way. The outcome is very much aligned with what we were expecting to get."
Head of Data & Technology
an Australian environmental organisation

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


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


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 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


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.

Talk to a Cyber Security Specialist

Policy Development

A cyber security policy outlines in detail all of the controls, systems and guidelines put in place by your organisation to protect your technology and information assets from cyber threats. The policy also outlines the roles and responsibilities of team members to help them better understand what they need to do to mitigate risks. As well as protection against cyber threats, a cyber security policy helps ensure you remain compliant with regulators.

A cyber secuirty policy typically covers the following areas:

  • Password requirements
  • Email security measures
  • Processes and controls for storing and handling sensitive data
  • Protocols for using technology
  • Standards for social media and internet access
  • Incident response preparation etc.
Cyber security specialists Penetration testing

Framework Development

There are many types of cyber security frameworks, including a custom framework developed uniquely for your organisation. That said, typically a cyber security framework refers to an existing set of guidance controls and/or principles, such as ISO 27001, Essential 8 or the NIST framework.

We can build you a cyber security framework from scratch, help with assessing and improving a current framework, or even guide you through the process to achieve compliance or certification. As a business who has completed and upholds many cyber security frameworks ourselves, including ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials, and IASME Cyber Assurance, we’re very familiar with the process of assessing and improving policies and processes to meet framework compliance. 

We’ve helped many organisations achieve certification and compliance in ISO 27001, Essential 8, the Australian Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 (SOCI Act), NIST, APRA CPS 234, and more.

Ready to mature your cyber security?

Looking for a Gap Assessment? We provide Gap Assessments against the following cyber security frameworks: