Monday, 26 February 2018

Two Free Microsoft tools for the security Conscious

Microsoft Compliance Manager

It’s included in your Office 365 subscription and can be accessed via your 365 Portal.
Compliance Manager is a cross-Microsoft-cloud service feature designed to help organizations meet complex compliance obligations, including GDPR, ISO 27001, ISO 27018, NIST 800-53, and HIPAA.

Compliance Manager provides a summarized dashboard showing your compliance posture against the data protection regulatory requirements that matter to you when using Microsoft cloud services. In each control framework, you can get a compliance score that reflects your real-time compliance posture and helps you to make real-time risk assessments.

Read more about Compliance Manager here.

Microsoft Attack Simulator

It’s available in your 365 Portal under “Threat Intelligence”.  It allows Admins the ability to simulate different threat scenarios to gain an understanding of how your users would behave in the event of a real attack and evaluate how secure their configurations are.

Read more about Attack Simulator here.

Systems Assurance GDPR Services

We have released several articles on GDPR and how it differs from The Data Protection Act. Our GDPR Gap Analysis service will identify where the risks are and more importantly how your own staff can alleviate them.  Our GDPR Compliance Fast Track service combines your cloud move with a Gap Analysis and how this can save you money.

For more information on our Security services including Cyber Essentials and Penetration Testing, please contact your account manager on 0114 292 2911 or email