How to Protect Sensitive Data Relevant to GDPR
Ensure that your security management software has the capabilities to store, detect, classify and protect sensitive data with the use of strong security policies and regulatory compliance such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
As a Microsoft 365 user, your business can benefit from GDPR-compliant personal data protection via important security updates and tools such as Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), Azure Information protection, and Office 365 Message Encryption for emails.
Protect Sensitive Data in Apps and the Cloud
Sensitive data can be stored and shared across multi-devices, apps, cloud services, and on-premises, which poses security challenges.
Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) scans and classifies sensitive files in cloud apps and automatically applies AIP labels for protection—including encryption.
If you are using the Microsoft Azure cloud environment, Azure Information Protection provides data protection by classifying, labelling, and protecting sensitive files and emails.
By setting policies based on file labels, confidential-labelled documents will not be forwarded, copied or shared via apps or email.
XGRC’s solution transforms your company’s data into rich visuals for you to collect and organise, so you can focus on what matters to you. Stay in the know, spot trends as they happen and push your business further.
Secure Email Sensitive Data
For sensitive data shared across email platforms, Office 365 users can protect, share and safely collaborate on this information both inside or outside the organisation’s network via Office 365 Message Encryption.
The Office 365 Message Encryption tool provides encryption-level security and flexibility in controlling and protecting personal information shared in emails.
Manage Sensitive Data with Templates
Detecting and classifying sensitive personal data is vital in your information protection strategy stipulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
There are many types of sensitive information that can be used to detect and classify personal data, such as addresses, telephone numbers, and medical information.
Protect your most important data and streamline your business processes by making use of templates that capture and store this data. Microsoft’s recently announced GDPR-compliant sensitive data template integrates and consolidates these types of data in a single form.
Learn more about GDPR compliance on the Microsoft blog.
MSX Cyber, part of the XGRC product range, assists organisations to drive performance and compliance with its integrated information security management system built on the ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 27001 Information Security framework.
ISO 27001 compliance within ISMS ensures the implementation of proper security controls in line with the latest business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements. It also adheres to cybersecurity laws such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the NIS Directive.