Tag - DLP

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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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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How to use DLP to automatically file HIPAA incident reports in Microsoft 365

I have previously written about Data Loss Prevention (DLP) on this site, and today I am going to demonstrate another important use of this technology in helping to meet certain compliance requirements for HIPAA.* You can also apply this process to other sensitive information types, where incident reports are recommended,...
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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...
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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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