Microsoft Infographic on the changing Threat Landscape and Windows 10 Security

Security breaches nowadays are one of the most common news headlines in the technology world. Notably, the last couple of years have seen some of the largest Data Breaches ever. Microsoft has been very particular about users’ security, and it has changed the architecture of Windows 10 wherein they are not just preventing hack attacks but also locking out the criminals. Windows 10 now provides a comprehensive set of online protection features to avoid modern security threats.

To highlight the security features that Windows 10 has to offer, they have released an Infographic. Take a look at it.

windows 10 security infographic

Evolving Threat Landscape & Windows 10 Security

The Infographic talks about the changing threat landscape, the costs of security breaches to businesses and the security features in Windows 10.

  • The impact of security breach to business is $3,500,00
  • 75% of individuals use only 3 or passwords across all their online accounts
  • 87% of Managers have leaked data
  • 57% have sent data to the wrong person
  • More than 300,00 new malicious files are being created every day.

Now take a look at the security features in Windows 10 that you can deploy and outmaneuver the cybercriminals.

When we talk about online threats, Identity Theft is something which comes first in our minds, and it is straightaway linked with weak passwords. Surveys indicate that most of the PC users use the same password for all their online accounts which indeed is more like inviting hackers to hack your accounts. Microsoft Passport combines biometrics with encrypted keys providing a two-factor authentication system. Windows Hello similarly provides a security via biometric interface where users sign into their Microsoft account with face recognition or fingerprint.

Information protection is the second thing Windows 10 has worked on. The years 2015 and 2016 have seen increased cases of data leak through social media, email services, apps and public cloud services. Security firms state that more than 87% of employees have leaked confidential corporate credentials to unmanaged personal locations which can lead to a huge data breach. The Enterprise Data Protection feature is something which can help you here. It provides file-level encryption for your corporate data thereby protecting against data leakage. More the employee-owned devices in your enterprise, higher is the risk of an accidental data leak. Enterprise Data Protection shields your corporate data well!

Device Protection comes next. Windows 10 offers Trusted Boot, a security standard set by Microsoft which make sure that the PC boots the genuine Windows software, thereby protecting your PC against boot-time malware. The security system checks for the signature of the firmware, boot software and drives before giving the control to the operating system.

Device Guard is something which provides a complete security against evasion and hack attacks. A combination of security features which locks your device in such a way that it runs only the trusted applications. It includes both software as well as the hardware security features. Users can define the trusted applications in their code integrity policies, and only those apps can run on the locked device.

With a significant increase in security breaches, it’s high time to check out and deploy these special protection tools in Windows 10 and save yourself from any identity theft, data leakage, device compromise and other online threats.

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