Windows 10 security guide to fortify your defenses

Last updated:April 2017

Editor's note

Windows 10 does not revolutionize operating system security, but it does take some aspects in new directions.

From basic security needs, including encryption and password complexity standards, to its features, including Windows Hello for Business, there is a lot to keep track of when it comes to Windows 10 security. Add in tools such as Wi-Fi Sense, which can allow unauthorized users onto a corporate network, and administrators really have their work cut out for them with Windows 10.

Follow this Windows 10 security guide, which covers security basics, explores the key features and shows how to make critical changes, to build an impenetrable Windows 10 fortress.

1The Windows 10 security tool shed

Windows 10 is chock full of security features from Windows Hello for Business, which brings two-factor authentication and biometrics to the table, to Isolated User Mode, which turns to virtualization to improve security. Microsoft's latest OS also includes Windows Information Protection and tighter web browser security in Microsoft Edge.

2How to improve Windows 10 security

Even with the security features in Windows 10, admins must know how to make alterations to certain aspects of the OS to better mitigate any risks. This includes keeping third-party software up to date, limiting which wireless networks users can connect to and turning off features such as Wi-Fi Sense.

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