Tag - data classification

Adopting the Traffic Light Protocol with Sensitivity Labels

Adopting the Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) with Microsoft 365’s Sensitivity Labels

I have previously written about Sensitivity labels, along with a template of the core labels that I like to use when introducing Small Businesses to the concept of data classification. Recently, I decided to update this standard to align more closely with the Traffic...
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Making sense of the many DLP options in Microsoft 365

Making sense of the many DLP options for Microsoft 365

One of my readers wrote to me recently about an article that I penned a couple of years ago, on the topic of Data Loss Prevention in Microsoft 365. They pointed out that my breakdown was a bit dated now, and that the Microsoft universe seems to...
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Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Update March 2023: This product has been updated significantly, and renamed too. It is now called The SMB Guide to Data Protection and Microsoft Purview in Microsoft 365 Business Premium Plans. It still contains the written guide as well as supporting materials such as scripts and templates to help you...
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There is no panacea, there is no silver bullet

There is no panacea, there is no silver bullet

I had a really interesting question come up during one of my recent online courses. One of the participants asked whether device management, and even MAM (application-based management) were necessary anymore, now that we have stuff like MIP and
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Behold: The Power of Sensitivity Labels

Even though some people are aware of the concepts of Data Classification and tools such as Microsoft 365 Sensitivity Labels, I do not think that many of us out there have yet grasped the full implications, or taken the long view, so to speak. Note: this is a longer read....
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The many ways to prevent data leakage in Microsoft 365

Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Windows Information Protection (aka Endpoint DLP), Conditional Access App Enforced Restrictions, Conditional Access App Control with Microsoft Cloud App security, Sensitivity labels, Retention labels--are you thoroughly confused yet? All of the above can help you to prevent the leakage of sensitive data under certain...
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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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