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Note-to-self: prepping for CSA CCSK v4 upgrade

Note-to-self: extended reprint of a LinkedIn post…

I might have mentioned it already, but if you have passed the CCSK exam before, better logon to your CCSK profile on the CSA website and check if you still have an exam token left.

By default you get 2 tokens each exam registration, so…

If you pass your exam the first time, the “second try” backup token is left unused in your profile.

And (if not yet expired) you can use it to upgrade your CCSK to v4.

Tokens stay valid for 2 years after purchase.

More info: https://ccsk.cloudsecurityalliance.org/en/faq

On that page you can also find the required study material for the exam.

You can download the CCSK v4 prep kit from : https://downloads.cloudsecurityalliance.org/ccsk/CCSKv4_Exam_Preparation_Kit.zip

It’s an online exam and thus open book exam, using the below reference guides.

But realise:  60 questions in 90 minutes still is hard work, so better do some prep work up front to maximize your chances.

Once you pass this one, you can go for the (ISC)² CCSP with more confidence…

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Microsoft resources for GDPR

The page below is a (growing) overview of resources for GDPR info and compliance by Microsoft. The page is updated with other sources I find on my quest for GDPR.

General Resources

Trust Center

Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Online

Assess your readiness for GDPR now

MS partner network

https://partner.microsoft.com/en-us/marketing/details/gdpr#/

Compliance manager

Learn more about Compliance Manager.  Read the Tech Community blog

Sign up for the Compliance Manager public preview program

Blogs

Videos

Tools

Downloads

Note-to-self: ISO27001 & ISO27002 downloads & tools

Just a quick note if you are looking in to ISO27001 documents, to implement IT security in a best-practices-way, bookmark these:

ISO27001 specific material

BTW: there is a very interesting GDPR-ISO27001 mapping example/exercise published on the ISO27001Security.com website: GDPR-ISO27k mapping

Another BTW, if you’re looking for the ISO27005 (on the responsibility/accountibility of the publisher): http://mahdi.hashemitabar.com/cms/images/Download/ISO/iso-iec-27005-2011-english.pdf

And as a surplus, have a read of the PCI-DSS, aka the ISO27001 for Banks

Note-to-self: #MIM2016 & #FIM2010 Config documenter released on GitHub

Source: Announcement on MIM 2016 Group on LinkedIn by  Jef Kazimer

Source Code: https://github.com/Microsoft/MIMConfigDocumenter

Jef announced that the Identity Community Projects team has published the MIM Config Documenter tool to the Microsoft GitHub Organization as an open source community project.

The MIM configuration documenter is a very nice and easy tool to generate documentation of a MIM / FIM synchronization or service installation.

It allows to: 

  • Document deployment configuration details for the MIM / FIM solution, including MIMWAL Workflow definitions
  • Track any configuration changes you have made since a specific baseline
  • Build confidence in getting things right when making changes to the deployed solution

You can find the project code, releases, and documentation at https://github.com/Microsoft/MIMConfigDocumenter

 

Note-to-self: Hotfix rollup package (build 4.4.1459.0) is available for #MIM2016 SP1

Microsoft has released an hotfix for MIM2016 SP, with an awful lot of updates and improvements.. to much to list… but more to read:

See here: Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4012498/hotfix-rollup-package-build-4-4-1459-0-is-available-for-microsoft-iden

 

Note-to-self: Security Compliance Manager 4.0 now available for download!

Sometime you get some silent signals that you have been way too busy…

Like stumbling into an announcement of a tool you evangelise…

Security Compliance Manager 4.0 now available for download!

 

 

 

The new #MIM2016 book is out! Must have!

I just got the notice from Packt Publishing today that the new MIM2016  book has been published!
Go check at http://aka.ms/mim2016book.

David Steadman and Jeff Ingalls have been working very hard to create a reference piece of literature, so it’s a must have for your bookshelf.

From the early beginning of the book I’ve been involved in the reviewing, and although it has been a bumpy ride, it has been a great time!

I know my FIM/MIM geekiness/freakiness must have caused quite some headaches to the authors and the publishing project team at Packt, but just be sure it was for the better good.

The ebook version is awful cheap, but I’m going for the paper version anyway as I’m convinced it’s a must have.

So my future FIM/MIM students will have something to look forward to (meaning get their hands on MY copy of the book, … )

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Congratz, David and Jeff!
Now you can take a well-deserved vacation!