Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)

The latest news on Governance, Risk, and Compliance from Microsoft.

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC)

  • New Compliance Management forum.

    The Compliance team from Solution Accelerators would like to invite you to join in conversation on our newly minted compliance forum. Bookmark the forum page :- http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/compliancemanagement/threads/ ...
  • Microsoft Regulatory Compliance Planning Guide Update

    One of our Solution Acclerator teams is looking for your help, please join us for this great discussion this Wednesday for a Live meeting; IT personnel often feel unprepared to meet management's need for IT compliance because of myriad definitions...
  • Break Down Regulatory Complaince Into Manageable Steps

    Are your regulatory compliance (RC) policies being followed the way you expect them to be? Helping employees comply may be easier if your RC implementation is broken into manageable steps. JC Cannon provides some excellent advice for breaking down the...
  • How to Use AccessChk.exe for Security Compliance Management secguide blog!

    In a partner secguide article we invited Michael Tan, one of our senior program managers, to introduce a new feature in the recently updated Sysinternals tool called AccessChk. The first part of a two-part article discusses how the new AccessChk feature...
  • Online Services and the Competitive Edge of a GRC Solution

    If your organization's primary revenue stems from an online services model (SAAS, ASP, etc.), you're intimately familiar with the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) requirements of your customers. Deals can be won and lost depending on your organization...
  • Opportunity to participate in a Live meeting.

    The compliance team would like to invite you to a live meeting where you can share your ideas on compliance. If this interested you please read on. ‘Reduce the cost and effort of configuring and validating Microsoft products to address customer...
  • Address your GRC needs by leveraging your existing Microsoft investment!

    This Solution Accelerator can save you time and money by shifting your governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) efforts from people to technology. Use its configuration guidance to help efficiently address your organization’s GRC objectives with Microsoft...
  • The "F" Word

    The word is framework, of course. What did you think? It is important that we establish some way of defining the processes we are going to use and where they fit into the overall schema for our enterprise. I am not going to say that you should adopt...
  • Are Your Clouds Available?

    Clouds Are on the Rise Cloud computing has been variously described as utility computing, hosting applications off-premises, on-demand computing, Web-based computing, software-as-a-service, and in many other ways. No matter the description, its implementation...
  • Now Live - TechNet Radio: IT Manager Dialog Series: Governance and Compliance

    A new technet Radio segment on our work has just been completed, if your interested in hearing a bit more about our work on compliance take a listen to the audio cast. January 27, 2009 IT Manager Dialog Series: Governance and...
  • New Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 Solution Accelerator – Now in Beta Release!

    The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team has a new IT governance, risk, and compliance (IT GRC) Solution Acclerator beta release you should check out. It’s called the the Data Classification Toolkit (DCT) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and it helps...
  • A Sustainable Spreadsheet Compliance Framework with Excel 2007, Office 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007

    Spreadsheets are ubiquitous. For many organizations they are a critical resource and essential to business processes. With Office 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 it will be much easier to maintain a sustainable spreadsheet compliance framework...
  • Paper Harmonizes COBIT, ITIL, and ISO 17799

    ITGI and the UK government's Office of Government Commerce (OGC) have released a paper that shows how ITIL and ISO 17799 can be mapped up under the COBIT framework. This seems like a valuable thing to me, since one of the main complaints about COBIT ...
  • Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 - Now Available

    Identify, classify, and protect data across targeted file servers in your organization The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce that the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 is now available for download. Download...
  • Health Vault = Compliance

    I don’t know about you, but for me it's a challenge to keep up with the health information of myself and family. If you haven't seen it yet you should check out HealthVault . The current version allows you to collect, store and share health information...
  • What is Zermatt?

    SOX doesn’t matter as much as a “change of SOX.” HIPAA does not matter as much as a change to HIPAA. Basil I does not matter so much as does Basel II. Current regulations don’t matter as much as the next regulation does. We live in an endless torrent...
  • Payment Card Industry Standards Updated

    Excerpted from SANS NewsBites (see www.sans.org to subscribe): --Credit Card Companies Update PCI (8 September 2006) The five major credit card companies, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International...
  • Regulatory Compliance Blogs again.

    Welcome Back! As a reader of this blog, I felt it was important to try and bring some life back to the site. So today we start to publish NEW content, about complex issues such as GRC! Over the next several months, this blog will explore where...
  • New TechNet Resource for GRC

    Today we published a new and improved TechNet site that focuses on governance, risk, and compliance (GRC)! This site will provide you with all kinds of great information about tools and capabilities to help you realize the full potential of your Microsoft...
  • Risk Management.

    Within the Solution Accelerators library, many nuggets get overlooked. One of these nuggets is the Security Risk Management Guide . If your interested in a good simple to follow guide that can help you negotiate the issues around a Qualitative, or Quantitative...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 Beta Now Available!

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available in the near future. Are you thinking about deploying these new operating systems? Get a head start with Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 Beta . Over 680,000 Microsoft customers and partners...
  • Reaching Out to Individual Contributors

    The most important but sometimes overlooked aspect of regulatory compliance is in getting the buy-in of the people who will be doing the work. Getting management buy-in is a pretty simple matter of discussing economics and the negative impact that non...
  • Microsoft Compliance Management Series BETA released

    The Solution Accelerators - Security and Compliance team has released a beta version of its first set of guides in the Compliance Management Series. This effort expands on the work done in the Regulatory Compliance Planning Guide published in 2006. ...
  • Microsoft Survey

    In SAT we value your interest in our work. We would like to ask you to take a few minutes of your day and fill out a quick survey. Tell us how we're doing, and what we can do better. We want to hear what you think about Solution Accelerators —if...
  • Auditing Rant!

    I am seeing a disturbing trend in the industry and I am going to complain. Over the past few months, I have seen requests for clarity for SOX compliance auditing from IT managers through their contacts at Microsoft. Questions are being posed by these...