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Best new Windows 10 security features: Improvements to Intune, Windows Defender Application Guard

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the 21H1 feature release.

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How to prepare for the demise of Windows NT LAN Manager

NTLM is a less secure protocol for authenticating network access. Follow these steps to begin migration off it.

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The .NET patch failure that wasn’t

This month’s patch updates from Microsoft have caused few problems, and though there were some issues related to .NET, even those have been scattered.

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Windows 10 security: Are you on the right version?

If you're running an older version of Windows 10, It's time to review security enhancements that later versions offer to see if you need to update.

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Windows 10 security: Are you on the right version?

With some versions of Windows 10 off support or going off support soon, it’s time to review what security features you’re missing if you haven’t updated recently. Follow along here with the full Microsoft Ignite presentation,...

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The four pillars of Windows network security

Multi-factor authentication, strong patch management, device control, and adherence to security benchmarks go a long way to protecting your Windows network.

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What you need to know about Microsoft Azure Security Benchmarks 2.0

Microsoft has provided new guidance in the form of benchmarks to make sure your Azure environment is secure.

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Microsoft Office the most targeted platform to carry out attacks

The number of attacks carried out using the popular suite has increased in the past two years as browsers become harder targets. Office files are now more popular than PDFs to deliver malware.

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Amid the pandemic, using trust to fight shadow IT

With most workers scattered at home and trying to come up with their own ad-hoc IT workarounds, there’s an easy way for IT shops to build trust: communicate.

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9 tips to detect and prevent web shell attacks on Windows networks

Attackers often use web shells to mimic legitimate files and compromise web servers. These best practices will lower your risk.

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How to check your Windows network for vulnerabilities

If you've made significant changes to your network to support remote workers, it's time to review what you've done to make sure everything is locked down.

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How to lock down Remote Desktop Protocol servers

Make sure you've made all the proper settings to secure remote desktop protocol (RDP) to best protect your Windows network when supporting remote workers.

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Microsoft Threat Protection: What security and IT admins need to know

Microsoft Threat Protection can protect Windows systems and Office 365 users on many levels, but licensing requirements can be confusing.

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Securing Windows and Office in a time of COVID-19: update policies, remote options

Delayed updates and a rush to support remote workers have forced IT and security teams to scramble. This information and advice will help them better deal with the crisis.

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How to defend Windows 10 from itself

Attackers are using tools and features built into Windows 10 to compromise systems and avoid detection. These tips will help shut them out.

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Answering your Windows questions: February 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release and other Windows-related topics. If you have a question, post it as a comment.

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8 steps to being (almost) completely anonymous online

The universe may believe in encryption, but it doesn't believe in anonymity. You're going to have to work for it.

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The 9 Windows Server security settings you need to get right

With all the improvements Microsoft has made in Windows and Windows Server, it’s time to evaluate whether your security settings are as effective as they could be.

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