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Configuration Management Best Practices: Practical Methods that Work in the Real World by Leslie Sachs, Robert Aiello

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Chapter 13. Establishing IT Controls and Compliance

Chapter Overview

13.1 Why Are IT Controls and Compliance Important? 173

13.2 How Do I Get Started? 173

13.3 Understanding IT Controls and Compliance 174

13.4 Essential Compliance Requirements 181

13.5 The Moral Argument for Supporting CM Best Practices 182

13.6 Improving Quality and Productivity Through Compliance 183

13.7 Conducting a CM Assessment 183

Configuration management plays an essential role in establishing IT controls and compliance by implementing the best practices required to pass an audit and establish IT governance. The most common IT controls include the ability to track and control changes to production systems and the prevention, detection, and remediation of any unauthorized ...

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