Data Classification in Microsoft 365
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Data protection is probably the central area of concern regarding system security. The proliferation of online systems means tension between data privacy and usability. The key to a usable but safe data environment is knowing what level of protection needs to be applied to different data, that is, how to classify data. In the past, this has been a predominantly manual and subjective exercise. As data volumes have expanded exponentially, there is a need for automated data classification systems. This course looks at the data classification technologies available through the Microsoft 365 compliance portal.
- Overview document protection and data classification
- Learn how to create a sensitive information type
- Learn how to implement Exact Data Matching
- Learn about trainable classifiers
- See how to view classified data with Content Explorer
- Students working towards the MS-101 Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security exam
- Those wanting to learn about data classification and how it's implemented in the Microsoft 365 compliance environment
Hi, and welcome to this Data Classification in Microsoft 365 course. My Name is Hallam Webber, and I'm an Azure instructor with 25-plus years of experience in the IT industry, and since 2014 I've focused on Microsoft Azure cloud technologies.
In this course, we'll learn what data classification means in the context of Microsoft 365. We will look at ways different types of data can be classified automatically using built-in categories and user-defined classifications. We will see how to explore and view data according to how it's been classified and tagged.
This course is intended for students who want to learn about managing and tracking access to sensitive data using classification labels and types in a Microsoft 365 environment. Students who wish to pass the MS-101 Microsoft 365 Security and Mobility examination will also benefit from this course.
While data classification is not dependent on sensitivity labelling, in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem the two are closely linked. This course does reference sensitivity labelling, so unless you are familiar with the subject, I would highly recommend watching Introduction to Sensitivity Labels and A Practical Guide to Sensitivity Labels before starting this course.
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Let's jump into classifying data in Microsoft 365.
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.