New Sensitivity Labelling Available
Businesses can easily apply sensitivity labels to documents and emails to help protect vital information.
This feature is built directly into Microsoft Office apps. There’s no need for any special plugins or add-ons. It looks and feels like the familiar Office experience, which makes it easy for employees to use.
Applying sensitivity labels not only helps you protect your organisation’s confidential information, but also plays an important role in addressing compliance obligations, such as Australia’s mandatory data breach reporting laws.
The screenshot below illustrates the end-user experience in Office apps on Mac. The Sensitivity drop-down menu makes it easy to view the available labels and select the appropriate option. The experience is similar across Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
For Office mobile apps, the same set of sensitivity labels are available to users. It doesn’t matter which device or platform you are working on.
Once a sensitivity label is applied to a document or email, the label persists with the file, even if it travels to other locations, such as other devices, apps or cloud services. Your business has the flexibility to customise its policy to apply different actions based on which label is selected.
This includes encryption, restricting access to the file or applying visual markings to the document such as headers/footers or watermarks indicating files are confidential or contains sensitive information.
Getting started and next steps
To use these new labelling experiences, you must first configure your organisation’s sensitivity labels in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Centre.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, THINK Technology Australia has the expertise and experience to assist your business to set-up the new sensitivity labelling system.
Give us a call on 1300 920 866