Tag - Azure Information Protection

In preview now: A simpler protection framework for Teams and other Group-connected SharePoint sites

Microsoft has previously published a framework for protecting Teams. There is another very much like it for SharePoint. The goal was to create some recommendations that "balance security with ease of collaboration." Image credit: Microsoft It is a fine balance indeed. The most interesting feature of this framework is that Microsoft...
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Differences between Windows Information Protection (WIP) and that “other” Information Protection (AIP)

I received a really interesting question from a reader this week, and another person had asked me the same question when I was at Ignite recently, speaking on the security features in Microsoft 365 Business. So I think it makes sense to put this article out there, to help folks...
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You give Encrypt button back NOW, Microsoft!!!!

Recently Sensitivity labels were brought to Outlook, across all the various apps now, including mobile, desktop and web access. This drama has certainly been worth watching. I think Sensitivity labels should gain a lot of traction in general over the next year or two. It's so much more powerful than most...
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Protecting extra-sensitive accounts and data sets in Microsoft 365, Part 2: Apps and Data

Last time we looked at some additional identity-based protections that are possible via additional subscriptions like Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 (which contains Azure AD Premium P2). In this post, we'll work within the same framework, but shift our focus from identity, towards protections which can be applied to apps and...
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Introducing the Microsoft Office 365 Email Security Checklist

Okay. I think I have had enough. Enough of what? Enough of reports like this one. And since email is still the number one attack vector in use by the bad guys, it's time we step up our game--I'm looking at you, IT pros (especially consultants). Of note, from the...
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The evolution of small business networks

I believe there are only three basic types of networks alive in the small and mid-sized business market today.* Legacy, Hybrid and Modern. Now the labeling on these categories is purposeful--the language represents a progression in time, but it is important to remember that there still exist "legacy" environments, just...
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YES!!! The Encrypt button is coming to Outlook on the Web!!!

I am so happy to see in my tenant the new Encrypt button (replaces the "Protect" button). I am not on the standard release in my tenant, so you might not see this right away if you're just following standard. Any tenant with AIP (e.g. E3, E5, Microsoft 365 Business) should...
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Differences between Azure Information Protection labels and Office 365 Sensitivity labels

In the previous two posts, we looked at two capabilities of Azure Information Protection (AIP) P1, which is one of the many subscriptions bundled into Microsoft 365 Business: Email encryption & customizationLabels for classifying messages and documents Recent announcements have shifted the sands a bit here with so-called "Unified labeling"--which...
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Protect messages and documents in Microsoft 365 Business with AIP, part 2: AIP labels

Azure Information Protection (AIP) uses “labels” to classify and protect data. Labels are published to end users for eventual consumption and use through a “policy.” In the olden days, applying permissions and restricting access to files was more rudimentary—again, it was based on the concept of the “four walls.” We would erect...
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Protect messages and documents in Microsoft 365 Business with AIP, part 1: Email encryption

In this series, I am going to show off some of the functionality and customization that you can make in Microsoft 365 Business, which includes Azure Information Protection (AIP). There is a growing user base for this SKU, and a lot of admins out there trying to figure out how...
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