Windows 10: Microsoft’s key new security feature helps to protect your information

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Remote work makes protecting data on the PC a higher priority, while the Edge browser gets more control.

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Data loss prevention (DLP) has been in Exchange for a long time, in the form of rules that ensure employees don’t send out confidential or personal information via email. Over the years, Microsoft has extended DLP to more of Office (although the name for that is Microsoft Information Protection, or MIP), covering Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive for Business and Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, as well as third-party applications that incorporate the MIP SDK.

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Now it’s integrated into Windows 10 (build 1809 and later) and the new Edge browser (version 85 and later), without needing an additional agent. So the same information protection and conditional access policies that admins write to protect email and documents stored on SharePoint apply to everything users do on Windows, including sending tweets.SEE: Top Windows 10 run commands (free PDF) (TechRepublic)”We support over a hundred sensitive information types out of the box with MIP and 40 industry templates, and those are supported out of the box with Endpoint DLP,” Alym Rayani, general manager for Microsoft compliance, told TechRepublic.If you …

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