Microsoft Information Protection: The What, Where and How

Date:                      Monday 29 April 2019.  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost:                       $750 + GST (fee to attend will be in addition to your conference ticket price).

What to Bring:   Your Own Laptop

Venue:                  TBC

Parking:               TBC

Workshop Summary

Microsoft’s new unified approach to all up defence, Microsoft Information Protection, is the culmination of Microsoft’s attempts to streamline and integrate its security features holistically for its Azure and Office 365 service offerings. Information Security, Compliance and Protection is at the forefront of ensuring that content and communications inside and outside of the organisation is managed accordingly, all while making sure that the users experience is not negated.

In this workshop we take you through the 4 offerings from Microsoft:

  • Azure Information Protection
  • Office 365 Information Protection
  • Windows Information Protection
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security

Introduction and overview (Duration: 30 minutes) 09:00 – 09:30

What is Microsoft Information Protection.

MIP provides the following features:

  • Shields organisations from breaches and leaks
  • Provides a protective layer when sharing content inside or outside of the organisation
  • Keeps IT and management informed of data anomalies
  • Ensuring data and device compliance

Session 1

(Duration: 60 minutes) 09:45 – 10:45
Azure Information Protection: Protection your sensitive info; anywhere, all the time.

Being able to ensure consistent data protection of your organisational and user content, be it on-premises or in the cloud, is imperative in today’s content rich world.

With Azure Information Protection, companies are able to:

  • Classify your data based on sensitivity
  • Protect your data at all times
  • Track activities on shared data
  • Ensure secure collaboration

Knowing that your sensitive information is not only encrypted but adequately protected from prying and harmful eyes, fosters a rich collaborative culture internally as well as working with partners and customers.

Session 2

(Duration: 60 minutes) 11:00 – 12:00

Office 365 Information Protection: Your Security and Compliance Framework

Its one thing encrypting and protecting your data from prying eyes but what use is it, if it is not retained or protected against loss. With Office 365 Information Protection, Microsoft provides organisations the ability to:

  • Protection content from deletion
  • Adhere to compliance standards (GDPR, HIPAA, etc)
  • Discover content for litigation
  • Manage access to content based on rules

By implementing the correct rules, organisations are able to mitigate risk and remain compliant and at the same time ensure that content is identified, classified, retained and disposed of accordingly

Lunch 12:00 – 13:00

Session 3

(Duration: 60 minutes) 13:00 – 14:00

Windows Information Protection: Manage your devices effectively

Mobile Device Management, including Windows 10 devices has always been tricky to manage as employees often bring their own devices which they use to access company information. With Windows Information Protection through Microsoft Intune, companies are able to:

  • Split what is corporate and personal data
  • Lock down, remote wipe and encrypt data on compromised devices
  • Risk profile devices based on type and location
  • Manage application running on devices

By profiling the devices access your company information in the cloud and on-prem, organisations will be better equipped with the necessary tools to manage corporate and non-corporate devices uniform

Session 4

(Duration: 60 minutes) 14:15 – 15:15

Microsoft Cloud App Security: Your cloud applications secured

Organisations struggle daily with identifying and managing the amount of cloud applications that gets deployed and used by employees. Added to this, users often use their own applications in conjunction with company data. MCAS provides business with the ability to:

  • Discover and manage Shadow IT
  • Protect data access to cloud apps
  • Remediate cyberthreats across cloud apps
  • Ensure compliance of cloud apps

By being able to leverage Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph for monitoring Cloud applications, organisations can detect threats proactively while ensuring that company information is not compromised.

Recap and Whiteboarding (Duration: 30 minutes) 15:30 – 16:00

Target Audience

This course is intended for Security Officers and Microsoft 365 administrators


BYOD – Beneficial, although not compulsory.


By working through the above sessions, attendees will be equipped with the necessary understanding of how Microsoft 365 Security solutions work together and how they can ensure total Information protection within their organisation.

Instructor: Alistair Pugin






Alistair has worked in various capacities in multiple verticals from retail – manufacturing to government, spanning 50 to 50000 users utilizing all aspects of pure Enterprise Information Management.
His current role as an Office Apps and Services MVP in Johannesburg, South Africa, provides him with a mechanism to assist companies with designing their SharePoint environment using “best of breed”, proven methodologies to foster innovation and growth through an ECM framework while incorporating a Knowledge Management strategy.

LinkedIn: Alistair Pugin
Twitter:    @AlistairPugin


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