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Ignite 2021: Data loss prevention, compliance solution previews, and new certifications

Microsoft Ignite - March 2021 - Compliance and new certification announcements

During its ongoing Ignite 2021 event, Microsoft has taken the wraps off a number of announcements, ranging from security to identity solutions which are either in preview or generally available. The Redmond giant also took the time to highlight some compliance enhancements and brand-new certifications it has made available.

Starting with compliance, data loss prevention (DLP) is now supported for Chrome browsers and on-prem server-based environments such as file shares or SharePoint Server 2010, 2013, or 2016. Allowing for the extension of DLP policies across environments to identify and prevent accidental sharing of sensitive data, the capability is now in preview.

Also in preview is co-authoring of documents protected via Microsoft Information Protection, or MIP. Available across Microsoft 365 apps, this, as the name implies, allows for the protection of data in documents and emails.

On a related note, it’s also worth highlighting yet another tool, this time integrated in the Microsoft Information Protection capability. Said tool is Azure Purview, which allows folks to apply sensitivity labels in the Compliance Center for data residing in other clouds or on-prem. It supports the scanning and classification of data residing in AWS S3, SAP ECC, SAP S4/HANA, or Oracle Database.

Finally, still on the subject of compliance, there’s Microsoft 365 Insider Risk Management Analytics, a capability that allows admins to identify potential insider risk activity within an organization, thus informing policy configurations. It’s set to start rolling out to tenants in public preview this month.

In terms of certifications, there are a number of new certifications available including: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals, Information Protection Administrator Associate, Security Operations Analyst Associate, and finally, Identity and Access Administrator Associate. More information about the certifications above as well as updates to the Microsoft Security Technical Content Library can be found here.

Check out our other Ignite 2021 coverage right here.

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