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Using The AIP Scanner to Discover Sensitive Data

Using The AIP Scanner to Discover Sensitive Data

Azure Information Protection is Microsoft’s solution to classify, label, and protect sensitive documents. The AIP scanner runs as a Windows service and can be used to protect on-premise documents within the following data stores: Local Folders where the scanner service is configured Network shares that use the SMB protocol Document Libraries and Folders for SharePoint 2013-SharePoint 2019 By default, the AIP scanner client uses Windows IFilters to identify sensitive content within documents and supports the following file types: Application type…

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Advanced Data Security Features for Azure SQL- Part 1: Data Discovery & Classification

Advanced Data Security Features for Azure SQL- Part 1: Data Discovery & Classification

Azure SQL provides DBA’s with an easy and efficient means of standing up relational database services for their cloud and enterprise applications. As with any database platform, security remains a top concern and has not been overlooked by Microsoft with the variety of security features available in Azure SQL, including those offered through the Advanced Data Security package. The Advanced Data Security package for Azure SQL provides administrators with a single go-to location for discovering and classifying data, assessing and…

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What is Data Classification? Justifying a Data Classification Policy

What is Data Classification? Justifying a Data Classification Policy

Data Classification Definition Data Classification is the process of categorizing datasets (e.g. files, databases, etc.) into logical groupings that makes what’s inside the data instantly understandable and contextual on the surface. In other words, it’s labeling. As a practical example, instead of having to open a file to examine its content and determine there’s sensitive data inside, a classification could be applied to one of the file’s available metadata tags to denote the contents within are “Sensitive” or contains data…

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