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Microsoft Introduces Security Configuration Framework

April 12, 2019 / Ionut Arghire

A security configuration framework for Windows 10 unveiled by Microsoft this week defines five different levels of discrete prescriptive security configurations. Having customers define this aspect of their security until now has resulted in a huge number of configurations, and Microsoft is now looking to simplify the process while still providing customers with flexibility. The new security configuration framework, Microsoft Principal Program Manager Chris Jackson says, should allow customers to balance security, productivity, and user experience by meeting many of the common device scenarios observed in the enterprise today. Jackson also points out that the secure score in Microsoft Defender ATP provides enough information for one company to trust software from another when necessary, which eventually leads to industry cooperation. “Through the top recommendations, we suggest a prioritized list for securing your devices, with a relative ranking of the overall impact to your sec...