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Compliance Is Not Equivalent to Security

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Dec 5, 2016 3:29:01 PM

How Are Achieving Cyber Security Compliance and a Truly Secure State Different?

Achieving Compliance is Not Equivalent to Achieving an Actual Secure State

The backdrop of today’s information security landscape is riddled with demands of the myriad of industry and government compliance requirements for protecting information. From HIPAA to PCI to countless other industry and government compliance mandates, the regulations are complex and seemingly endless, and most businesses have to put a considerable amount of resources toward achieving and maintaining compliance.

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Topics: IT Security, PKI, Cyber Security, Risk and Compliance

The Convergence of IT & Security and Risk & Compliance

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Oct 25, 2016 12:00:36 PM

IT and Compliance Departments Working Together With Greater Frequency


The Integration between IT and Compliance

Presently, a marked shift from the silos of IT and compliance teams is resulting in a departmental convergence for many businesses. A tightening and consolidation effort between IT, security, and GRC has proven to benefit overall organization security posture, and many businesses are making the change.

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Topics: IT Security, PKI, Cyber Security, Risk and Compliance

ITIL Continual Service Improvement

Posted by Max Szaniawski on Jul 3, 2014 7:22:19 AM

An ITIL implementation in your organization can be confusing. This section explains exactly why we implement ITIL for our services and processes. In Continual Service Improvement (CSI), we have a couple of different models that we need to know - the Seven Step Continual Improvement Model and the Deming Model. Our ultimate goal is to continually improve our services. You may ask…why are we implementing ITIL? Why are we shooting for perfection?

Important keys to success for Continual Service Improvement:

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Topics: Deming Model, GAP Analysis, Continual Service Improvement, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, ITIL – Continual Service Improvement, Continual Service Improvement (CSI), Seven Step Continual Improvement Model, TQM, SIX SIGMA, Blog, ITIL

Batch Attribute Updates for Users in Forefront Identity Manager (FIM)

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 25, 2014 11:56:00 AM

A client recently requested the ability to use data in an externally-generated file to perform batch attribute updates for Users in the FIM Service. What made this more complicated than expected was that some of the user attributes, for example Manager, were FIM references.

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Topics: Forefront Identity Manager, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FIM, FIM PowerShell, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), FIM web service, Identity Management, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, Blog, FIM automation, PowerShell

Workplace Join, AD FS 3.0 or OAuth 2.0: Which is Right for You?

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 18, 2014 6:27:00 AM

At first, this question might initially seem like an apples vs. oranges situation. We’ll find out that in some cases it’s not, and that making the best strategic choice for your needs depends on a number of factors.

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Topics: Workplace Join, IT Security, IAM, Microsoft Security Partner, Azure ACS, Microsoft Azure, AD FS 3.0, Identity and Access Management, SAML 2.0, SAML 2.0 via AD FS 3.0, Identity Management, OAuth 2.0, Blog, SaaS, Azure, OAuth, Mobile, BYOD, Windows Azure

What Should a FIM Lab Environment Look Like?

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 17, 2014 6:55:18 AM

This question always brings about a lively discussion during FIM design sessions, as this topic has many different vantage points.

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Topics: Forefront Identity Manager, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Setting up a FIM Lab, FIM production, FIM, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Identity Management, FIM Lab Best Practices, SCCM, Blog, what should a fim lab look like, Active Directory (AD), Active Directory, FIM LAB Design, AD, FIM Lab

AD/CS Web Enrollment Delegation

Posted by Wayne Harris on Jun 11, 2014 5:46:29 AM

Have you ever had a problem installing the Active Directory Certificate Services Web Enrollment role feature on a server that is separate from the Certificate Authority?

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Topics: digital certificate, microsoft ca, certificate, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, authentication, AD/CS, Public Key Infrastructure, Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS), web enrollment, Active Directory Certificate Services, CA, AD/CS Web Enrollment Delegation, Blog, Microsoft Certificate Authority

Case Study: Azure Based PKI

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Jun 9, 2014 10:24:18 AM

A leader in the educational software market was developing a custom MDM solution enabling a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative for the classroom when their developers realized their need for an underlying security and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). Purchasing individual certificates was out of the question, since their solution required very high certificate volume, and they were reluctant to roll out their own PKI, as reliability and high assurance were key requirements to meet their growing customer base. The customer engaged CSS after realizing that operating a full scale PKI was simply out of their wheelhouse.

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Topics: Managed PKI, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Public Key Infrastructure, Certificate Management System (CMS), PKIaaS, Azure PKI, PKI, PKI as a Service (PKIaaS), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Azure Based PKI, PKI as a Service, Blog, Got PKI?

Deleting a Large Number of Objects from the FIM Service with PowerShell

Posted by Sami Van Vliet on Jun 3, 2014 10:49:10 AM

Deleting a large number of objects from the FIM Service can be accomplished in several ways:

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Topics: Delete objects FIM, Forefront Identity Manager, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, FIM, FIM PowerShell, Identity Management, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, Microsoft FIM, Blog, PowerShell, FIM Service

Azure Active Directory, ADFS 3.0 and OWIN

Posted by Jake Chang on May 12, 2014 9:56:15 AM

With Windows AAD (Azure Active Directory), ADFS 3.0 (Active Directory Federation Service), and OWIN (Open Web Interface for .NET), you will find your corporate individual core identity, making connections between your corporation and the whole world for unlimited opportunities.

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Topics: Federation, Active Directory Federation Service, IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, AD FS, ADFS 3.0, OWIN Open Web Interface for .NET, Azure Active Directory, Identity Management, OWIN, Open Web Interface for .NET, ADFS, Blog, ADD, Azure

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