Overview of the Australian Government ISM PROTECTED blueprint sample


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ISM Governance blueprint sample provides a set of governance guardrails using Azure Policy which help toward ISM PROTECTED attestation (Feb 2020 version). This Blueprint helps customers deploy a core set of policies for any Azure-deployed architecture requiring accreditation or compliance with the ISM framework.

Control mapping

The control mapping section provides details on policies included within this blueprint and how these policies address various controls in ISM PROTECTED. When assigned to an architecture, resources are evaluated by Azure Policy for non-compliance with assigned policies. For more information, see Azure Policy.

Next steps

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