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Aug 16, 2021

Protect data across your files and content, as well as structured and unstructured data wherever it resides, with the Zero Trust security model. As always, the approach applies the principles of verify explicitly, least privileged access, and assume breach. Jeremy Chapman, Director of Microsoft 365, highlights how you can apply Zero Trust security to keep your data protected.

With Zero Trust, protections are designed to follow your data wherever it resides, whether that's in your infrastructure or in the services that you manage. Protections continue as data flows and people work together with sensitive information. Information can also be protected from leaks by people inside of your organization or from people who should not have access. With the right protections in place, you can protect data if your devices are infected with malware, and you can also block and prevent data access in the case of a data breach. The good news is you can extend protections at a granular level, from your databases and individual data fields, to sensitive words within your databases, and trigger words while using apps.

Steps to protect your data:
Identify top sensitive information
Apply labels and classifiers
Apply principle of least privilege and assume breach

00:00 - Introduction
01:36 - Identify your sensitive data
03:55 - Data classification
06:51 - Take action: Least privilege and assume breach
07:22 - See an example
07:54 - Insider risk management capabilities
09:20 - Wrap up

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