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Discover Sensitive Data

Shine a light into the dark and learn to discover, protect and govern all your sensitive data.

With data volumes and remote work on the rise, estimates suggest over 80% of corporate data may now be “dark” – unseen, unclassified, unprotected and ungoverned. Shine a light into that data with help of our legally-trained and tech-savvy compliance experts and make sure your sensitive and business critical information has nowhere to hide.
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Our Solution

This workshop kicks off with a scan of your environment to discover sensitive information and intellectual property, unused or stale data, and risky or suspicious activity. The scan takes two weeks and uses the latest Microsoft 365 tools and services. It can be configured to search everything from Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Teams to on-premises data repositories and Windows 10 Endpoints if necessary. 

Your results will then be analysed by our team of compliance and technical specialists who will provide a full report of our findings and recommendations. 


By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a solid understanding of your current compliance position and how it measures up to the data protection standards and regulations that apply to your business. Our tech-savvy compliance experts will provide recommendations on areas for urgent and/or future improvements. We’ll then work with you to draw up practical, actionable next steps to meet your objectives and maximise the value you derive from Microsoft’s data protection capabilities.  

(Our technical teams are also available to implement these next steps if desired.) 

Key Themes


Discover where your business critical and sensitive data resides, and what’s being done with it. 


Assess how your current compliance measures up to key data protection standards and regulations.


Explore the compliance features available within Microsoft and the ways they could improve your data protection. 

Next Steps

Create practical, actionable next steps to address immediate compliance shortfalls and improve your long-term compliance trajectory. 

Don’t leave your sensitive data in the dark.

Our expertise

Few can match the extraordinary depth and breadth of knowledge of our team.  Experienced in risk and governance, as well as technology specialists, our clients benefit from our unique combination of skills. 

The team has extensive knowledge of compliance frameworks and knows Microsoft’s ecosystem inside out. 

We’re a trusted partner within highly regulated industries. Understanding the complexities, regulatory requirements and information governance challenges faced by them and helping to improve their compliance posture through technology is where we can add real value.

What our clients are saying about the workshops

“Cloud Essentials has been essential to BulkSMS in ensuring we advance our data protection maturity in the local and global markets. We engaged with both the Data Privacy Assessment and Advisory Workshop and the Data Classification Taxonomy Workshop, which were run professionally by Cloud Essentials. In the workshops the Cloud Essentials data privacy team did a deep dive into the complexities of our operations and BulkSMS has benefited from their expert legal, compliance and technical advice in future-proofing our data protection programme.”

Privacy Officer

"I found Cloud Essentials’ approach to dealing with the process of demystifying data classification to be very effective at taking what seemed like a daunting and complex environment and breaking it down into sensible and easily consumable parts. Their depth of knowledge in this space is impressive and as a result of our interaction with them, our own depth of knowledge has increased markedly. I would recommend them with confidence."

Managing Director

"The Cloud Essentials team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Microsoft realm which has added massive value to our business."

Insurance company

Head of IT

"We found the data privacy workshop informative and effective. It was extremely valuable and provided actionable insights into our compliance journey."

Compliance client

Privacy Officer

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