How to Identify Custom Sensitive Data

Learn the key strategies to identify and safeguard custom sensitive data.

Written By Davit Asatryan (Administrator)

Updated at November 28th, 2023

SpinOne provides out of the box 15 sensitive data types to help you identify sensitive data stored or sent in your organization.

On top of the out of the box sensitive data types, you can also include your own sensitive dictionary by utilizing our Sensitive Data Detection policies.

Available on SpinDLP and SpinOne subscriptions for Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.

STEP 1: On the Sensitive Data Detection policy enable Regular Expressions in order to begin specifying your Regular Expression Values.

STEP 2: Enter your values using RE2 syntaxNote: You can add as many values as required within the same policy.

STEP 3: Specify context words that should be taken into consideration when checking for your regular expression values. These context words will help to improve the threshold and reduce false positives. Context words can only contain letters.

STEP 4: Set the regular expression threshold anywhere between 1 - 100. If regular expression values are detected, the file will have the specified threshold. Each detected context word will increase the threshold by 35%


If you followed the steps above, you have now specified your custom sensitive data. Next, choose the actions that should be performed when sensitive data is detected.

You can Mask the data on the SpinOne platform to protect the detected sensitive data and can receive alerts in your chosen notification channels


Create the policy and begin receiving alerts for when your specified sensitive data has been detected in your organization.

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