Microsoft publishes SECCON framework for securing Windows 10


Microsoft SECCON security configuration framework

Microsoft published today a generic “security configuration framework” that contains guidance for systems administrators about the basic security settings they should be applying in order to secure Windows 10 devices.

“We sat down and asked ourselves this question: if we didn’t know anything at all about your environment, what security policies and security controls would we suggest you implement first?,” said Chris Jackson, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft.

The end result was what Microsoft has named the SECCON framework, which organizes Windows 10 devices into one of five distinct security configurations.

“Mimicking the DEFCON levels used to determine alert state by the United States Armed Forces, lower numbers indicate a higher degree of security hardening,” Jackson said.

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