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Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit and Advanced eDiscovery — Minimizing Impact of Privacy Breach

Minimizing Impact of Privacy Breach

Privacy breaches are a are top concerns for companies in the US. . GDPR, HIPAA, GLBA, and all 50 US States all have privacy breach reporting requirements.

Such breaches can cost organizations millions of dollars, irrespective of which country the organization belongs too. Organizations across the globe are looking for solutions to this threat.

Proof of the Changing Privacy Landscape

The data privacy landscape has been undergoing a change. With the passing of the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) 2020 into law and amending the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, data protection and privacy issues are being addressed with increased focus at the State and National Level. At present all 50 US states have in place mandatory privacy breach notification laws. Other countries in the Americas, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia have also adopted strict privacy standards and they include mandatory breach notification. Some of these include the California Consumer Privacy Act, China’s Personal Information Security Specification, Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais (LGPD), and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). While these laws are here to safeguard organizations and customers from being cheated, with the frequency at which these laws are added or updated, it’s quite a challenge to keep up with them.

There are several ways organizations can suffer a privacy breach, some of which include:

  • Cyber attack
  • Ransomware
  • Unauthorized access
  • Social engineering
  • Employee error
  • Malicious insiders
  • Physical theft

It is due to the above reasons that after a privacy breach, timing is essential. Because the faster organizations report the breach of a customer’s or employee’s personal information, the more any potential damage from the breach can be minimized. When organizations respond swiftly to a privacy breach, they not only reduce the amount of loss but also demonstrate to the parties concerned that they take data security seriously.

 And for this quick response, organizations rely on technology to aid and support their actions.

How Microsoft helps you during a privacy breach

Microsoft 365 platform now has a powerful new auditing option — Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit. It helps detect intrusions and aids the organizations to find what exactly has been breached.

Along with the Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit comes the Advanced eDiscovery in Office 365. From the legal perspective eDiscovery hunts for electronically stored information that is required in case of a lawsuit or investigation.

Together Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit and Advanced eDiscovery help minimize the impact of a privacy breach. They also help understand the scope of the breach and try to lessen the financial and reputational cost to an organization.

Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit and Advanced eDiscovery

If your organization has stringent compliance requirements,  Microsoft 365 Advanced Audit and Advanced eDiscovery maybe critical in meeting those requirements. These tools are essentials to investigate compromised accounts as well as provide the following crucial event notifications:

MailItemsAccessed: Triggered when mail data is accessed by mail protocols and mail clients.

Send: Triggered when a user sends, replies to, or forwards an email message.

SearchQueryInitiatedExchange: Triggered when a user searches for items in an Exchange mailbox.

SearchQueryInitiatedSharePoint: Triggered when a user searches for items in SharePoint sites of the organization.

Partner with Patchnet for a Long-term Solution

Though no two privacy breaches are the same, the impact they have had has led to negative consequences.  As an experienced Microsoft Partner specializing in 365 Administrative centers Patchnet can work with you to deploy advanced Audit solutions, and help you realize full value from your Microsoft investments. To know more you can call us at (877) 891-6911 or connect here.

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