Monday, July 15, 2024

Power Platform DLP

Power Platform Data Loss Prevention is an important topic. It allows makers of epic solutions to build them safely without risking themselves or the company. Preparing for Power Platform, Copilot or anything else relies on leveraging, then securing your business data.

Please see below for the dedicated blog series about this subject. The articles provide granular and real-life examples of its importance and how to go about implementing for your organisation. If you enjoyed this series and would like anything added, or other admin themes explored, please let me know!

Please click on an image to open the relevant article.

Gain understanding

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Power Platform DLP isn’t the sexiest subject in the world, but it’s essential to have a good understanding of it. It’s important to know why it’s needed and what can happen without it.

Tenant isolation

This prevents any applications or workflows from moving data from one tenant to another. You can specifically allow certain tenants and exclude others. Make sure this is switched on for your tenant.

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Connector review

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Using the Power Platform Centre of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit, monitor existing and future connector usage in apps and flows. Interrogate connectors you aren’t comfortable with, articulate the risks of continued use.

Define strategy

In a perfect world you’ll only need 1 Power Platform DLP policy; the reality is you’ll need several. Use your connector review outputs to define what DLP policies you need for what environments. Define how you’ll manage future requests for new environments and policies.

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Run an impact assessment

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Before implementing any Power Platform DLP policies, use the DLP impact assessment tools in the CoE Starter Kit. You’ll be able to assess any potential issues and help build a communications plan ahead of policy implementation.

Create a Power Platform DLP policy

Creating a Power Platform DLP policy involves aligning connectors to one of three categories – business, non-business or blocked. There are many additional features you can leverage to provide granular protection to your data.

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Series wrap-up

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In the final article of the series (well, for now at least!), there’s an insight into the ease in which Power Automate flows can be built and its relevant to DLP. It also explores the relevant and need of investing in Power Platform administrators – yes, plural. There is an increasingly growing need to ensure a team of people are resourced to help support maker enablement in your organistion.

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