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How to Protect Your Data

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration1h
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Description

Microsoft Azure offers a wide range of options to secure and protect your data, regardless of the format. Whether you're dealing with documents, SQL databases or big data, there are multiple solutions ranging from authentication to virtual networks.
 
In this course, we will cover the protection of your data from external and internal threats, whether those threats be malicious or accidental. We will see how good design combined with the right configuration can secure your organization's most precious asset: its data.

Learning Objectives

  • Configure security policies to classify, protect, and manage data
  • Configure data retention for storage and databases
  • Set up Azure SQL security features and auditing
  • Learn how to configure storage account security and access
  • Learn how to secure HDInsight clusters
  • Configure Cosmos DB security
  • Configure Data Lake security
  • Learn good design features of an Azure application
  • See how Azure App Services can secure your app
  • See how a governance policy can help formalize security requirements

Intended Audience

  • People preparing for Microsoft’s AZ-500 exam
  • System administrators
  • App developers

Prerequisites

  • Experience with Microsoft Azure
  • Experience with Office 365
  • Basic knowledge of computer security principles
  • Basic networking knowledge

 

Transcript

You can classify and protect your data with a combination of Azure Information Protection and Azure Rights Management. 

Azure Information Protection can automatically classify your data by using clear text labels that are inserted into the metadata of a document, based on rules set up by the administrator. 

Azure Rights Management uses encryption, identity, and authorization policies to help secure your files and email, and it works across multiple devices - phones, tablets, and PCs. 

Information can be protected both within your organization and outside your organization because that protection remains with the data, even when it leaves your organization's boundaries. 

When you activate Azure Information Protection, there are five default labels. They're Personal, Public, General, Confidential, and Highly Confidential. Implementing Azure Information Protection involves activating the service in the Azure portal, adding default labels to the default Global policy, and installing the Information Protection client software on users' computers.

About the Author

Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard.