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What is Microsoft compliance score?

The Compliance Manager dashboard displays your overall compliance score. This score measures your progress in completing recommended improvement actions within controls.

Your score can help you understand your current compliance posture. It can also help you prioritise actions based on their potential to reduce risk.

Compliance Manager gives you an initial score based on the Microsoft 365 data protection baseline. This baseline is a set of controls that includes key regulations and standards for data protection and general data governance.

A screenshot of the Microsoft 365 compliance dashboard showcasing azure compliance.

A screenshot of the Microsoft 365 compliance dashboard showcasing azure compliance.

This baseline draws elements primarily from NIST CSF (National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework) and ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), as well as from FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union).

It comprises of these key areas:

  • Continuous assessments: Detect and monitor the compliance control automatically and effectively across your Azure environment using a risk-based score
  • Recommended actions: Display actionable guidance to help reduce compliance risks across your environment
  • Built-in control mapping: Access built-in mapping across various regulations and compliance standards to help scale your compliance efforts

As part of our services when you purchase a Microsoft subscription from us we assist with this and other components. Effectively we go under the “hood” and tweak the Microsoft platform to help improve your business’s IT security stance.

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