Microsoft has been working very hard in making sure to keep all of its devices and Windows 10 Operating System as safe as possible from cyber attacks. To make sure that users with Windows 10 device are secured, the company has laid out some new guidelines to keep the devices highly secured.
The guidelines are specifically laid out for devices running the company’s Latest Operating System, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version 1709. The documents relates to general purpose desktops, laptops, tablets, 2-in-1’s, mobile workstations, and desktops.
The company says that the Operating System is at its best secured when users follow the below guidelines laid down by the company which are specifically pertaining to the Hardware and Firmware.
|Processor generation||Systems must be on the latest, certified silicon chip for the current release of Windows||
|Process architecture||Systems must have a processor that supports 64-bit instructions||Virtualization-based security (VBS) features require the Windows hypervisor, which is only supported on 64-bit IA processors, or ARM v8.2 CPUs|
|Trusted Platform Module (TPM)||Systems must have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), version 2.0, and meet the latest Microsoft requirements for the Trustworthy Computing Group(TCG) specification||Intel (PTT), AMD, or discrete TPM from Infineon, STMicroelectronics, Nuvoton|
|Platform boot verification||Systems must implement cryptographically verified platform boot||Intel Boot Guard in Verified Boot mode, or AMD Hardware Verified Boot, or an OEM equivalent mode with similar functionality|
|RAM||Systems must have 8 gigabytes or more of system RAM|
|Standard||Systems must have firmware that implements Unified Extension Firmware Interface (UEFI) version 2.4 or later||For more information, see United Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware requirements and Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum specifications|
|Class||Systems must have firmware that implements UEFI Class 2 or UEFI Class 3||For more information, see Unified Extensible Firmware Interface Forum specifications|
|Code integrity||All drivers shipped inbox must be Hypervisor-based Code Integrity (HVCI) compliant||For more information, see the Enable virtualization-based isolation for Code Integrity section of Driver compatibility with Device Guard in Windows 10|
|Secure boot||System’s firmware must support UEFI Secure Boot and must have UEFI Secure Boot enabled by default||For more informaion, see UEFI firmware requirements and Secure Boot|
|Secure MOR||System’s firmware must implement Secure MOR revision 2||For more information, see Secure MOR implementation|
|Update mechanism||Systems must support the Windows UEFI Firmware Capsule Update specification||For more information, see Windows UEFI firmware update platform|
With the new guidelines and the inbuilt security in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the company feels that users will be able to keep their devices more securely and away from any sort of security threats.