You can use the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool, which includes the Office 2010 Security Baseline, to help plan, deploy, and monitor the security baselines of computers running Microsoft Office 2010.

What is the Security Compliance Manager tool?

The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager provides security configuration recommendations from Microsoft, centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization’s ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2010.

What is the Office 2010 Security Baseline? 

The Office 2010 Security Baseline, included with the Security Compliance Manager tool, is a collection of configuration items for Microsoft Office 2010 that provides prescribed values to solve a specific use case or scenario. The Office 2010 Security Baseline baseline provides guidance and supporting technical data required to implement an effective and efficient security infrastructure, enabling you to:

  • Understand threats to Office 2010.
  • Learn about Office 2010-specific recommendations.
  • Implement Office 2010 countermeasures.

Is the Microsoft Office 2010 Security Guide included with the Security Compliance Manager tool?

Yes, the previously stand-alone Microsoft product-specific security guides, including the Microsoft Office 2010 Security Guide, are now included within the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) tool.

Where can I get the Security Compliance Manager tool and find more information about the tool?

Ross Carter, CISSP (Office 2010 Security Resource Center on TechNet)