Tag - Data Loss Prevention

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 have become more...
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Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Perhaps you have noticed that it has been quieter around here in the last couple of months. Usually silence is an indicator that I've been a busy bee, working on some other endeavors. Today I am happy to announce that one of my labors has finally come to fruition (I...
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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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Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive best practices? Part 3: Data governance

In part 1 of this series, we discussed external sharing and chat. In part 2, we dealt with access controls and notifications. Now, we turn our focus to Data governance, a very important conversation indeed when it comes to compliance. And when it comes to compliance, every organization is going to...
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Configuring Data Loss Prevention (DLP): An example automatically encrypting GLBA content via Email

If you have a subscription such as Microsoft 365 Business or Office 365 E3, then you can configure Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies, which are great tools for helping your organization meet compliance standards. I especially recommend it for businesses in the financial or medical industries, due to laws and...
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Reading the fine print for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Office 365

After implementing DLP policies in your organization, you might consider testing it out. Let's say you implemented Microsoft's DLP policy for identifying U.S. Social Security Numbers, which are a nine-digit string of numbers, often formatted XXX-XX-XXXX (sometimes with dashes, sometimes without).  You decide to draft an email containing such a...
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Top Mobility-Enabling Security Features in Office 365

At this point, even the staunchest conservatives among us have to admit that we live in a post-perimeter world. In recent years there have been even more developments and trends chipping away at our traditional conceptions of so-called perimeter-based security. Cloud and mobility means two things: Users can go straight to the...
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