News 21st May 2019
GDPR – that necessary evil is making everyone think more about information security. Did you know there are some tools you may already have available to you that will help your school comply? It might simply be a case of configuring them for use and making staff aware how and when to use them.
A great example of this is Office 365. This supports encryption via a service called ‘Digital Rights Management’. DRM is an Office 365 component, and once enabled it is possible to:
Although 365’s Rights Management is a paid-for service, some customers may already have part functionality bundled in with their existing agreement, depending on what that already covers. (Like everything Microsoft, it is very confusing. It’s not an ‘on’ or ‘off’ service…).
There are three components to try and remember with Rights Management, but two key ones for schools are:
Why not ask your IT support organisation what you have available and how they may help in configuring this for you?