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’s ability to demonstrably address GRC requirements—which is a daunting endeavor. Chances are that your organization is considerably…


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 GRC investment. If you don’t think you have one, take a look…


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 technology you may already own. This Accelerator helps you better understand how an IT process framework can help you…


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 generally takes some of the on-premise burden of holding or processing data and puts it to off-premise servers “in the cloud.”   …


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 :-   Frank


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 risk assessment you should take a look at the guide.


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.    Here is a bit of detail on the new Solution Accelerator:   Managing…


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 of new laws, new regulations,…


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 and expectations. The small size of some organizations can also complicate an IT manager’s approach…


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 works and the benefits of using the tool. The second part takes a look at…