Compliance Strategy

Compliance settings functionality is relatively straightforward: Create a baseline of settings and deploy those to a set of systems. However, what do you do then? The answer (of course!) is, It depends. It actually depends on what you are going to do with the data provided.

What are your business goals for using compliance settings? Are you simply filling a check box for the auditors? Do you want to use reports to help in troubleshooting? Do you want to notify the on-call admin when something is amiss? Or do you want nonstandard configurations corrected? Each baseline you create may fulfill one or more of these goals; therefore, the first step for each baseline is to identify its purpose, the target audience, and the delivery ...

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