Here’s the Microsoft 365 tools you should be using to achieve ultimate data privacy and protection.
- The Sensitivity Label
- Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities
The Sensitivity Label
One of the most powerful tools to protect and control data is the Sensitivity Label in the Microsoft 365 platform.
You may be aware that you can use them to embed a classification policy such as the Government Classification Scheme of ‘Official’, ‘Official Sensitive’ and ‘Secret’. But did you know that you can also associate capabilities such as marking and encryption? Or set access controls based on the label applied?
Getting back to resource savings… many of the capabilities we are discussing here can be automatically applied, based on the content. No additional resource impacts after implementation.
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Getting more into the technical capabilities Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (previously Microsoft Cloud App security or MCAS) can help you to uncover shadow IT, assess risk, enforce policies, investigate activities, and stop threats automatically based on policies you define and set in advance.
This allows the users to continue with their work while in the background the technology is monitoring the cloud traffic.
You can use policies to define your users’ behaviour in the cloud and detect risky behaviour, violations, or suspicious data points and activities in your cloud environment.
If needed, you can use policies to integrate remediation processes to achieve complete risk mitigation.