Security Hardening Microsoft Windows 10 v1909

The ACSC (Australian Cyber Security Centre) has published a document on best practices for hardening Microsoft Windows 10 version 1909 workstations that should be implemented on all Windows workstations, especially those in use by students.

The document, available here, is 60 pages of ‘in-depth securing hardening’ that will be summarised below. I’ll cover off on the most common things that I encounter when assisting organisations with security hardening.

Common Issues

Local Administrator Accounts

Blah blah

Credential Caching

Password Policy

Application Hardening

Elevating Privileges

Anonymous Connections

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