What are UIT's recommendations for Windows 10 security settings?

In Windows 10, Microsoft has implemented several features that are designed to increase the personalization of the user experience. Many of these features require information to be sent from the user's computer to Microsoft servers for analysis. While the University of Houston does not have a specific policy yet for Windows 10 configurations, the following recommendations should be followed to minimize the risk of exposure to sensitive University data and to bring Windows 10 computers into best alignment with SAM 07.A.08 - Data Classification and Protection.

This document applies to:

  • All University-owned desktops, laptops, and mobile devices that are running Windows 10.
  • All personally-owned desktops, laptops, and mobile devices that are running Windows 10 and that either store or manipulate Level One data as defined by SAM 07.A.08.

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Created: Mar 11, 2016 - 4:10am Updated: Feb 13, 2019 - 9:33am Author: UIT Support Center Article: 2775
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