Did you ever wonder how much security you can implement with a single vendor? We did and were surprised by how much you can do using the Australian Top Eight as a template. We'll bet you can improve your security by using these tips, tools, and techniques that you might not have even known were there.
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- Essential 8 https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/business/topic/security/essential-eight
- Blocking Macros https://ite8.com.au/the-essential-8/office-macros-explained/
- Windows Defender Application Control or WDAC (available from Windows 10 or Server 2016 or newer) previously Windows had App Locker (Windows 7 / 8)
- Windows Group Policies
- Software Restriction Policies http://woshub.com/how-to-block-viruses-and-ransomware-using-software-restriction-policies/
- Blocking websites URL - only allow (.com, .org, .net, edu, .gov, .mil, and the countries you want).
- Locking down Active Directory https://attack.stealthbits.com/tag/active-directory
- File Service Resource Management
- Enable MFA for RDP
- Enable MFA for SSH
- Windows Controlled Folder Access
- Use Windows File History to create backups to one drive.
- Storing your files to One Drive which has ransomware detection
- Windows Update
- Select Start > Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options. Under Active hours, choose to update manually or automatically in Windows 11.
- Microsoft Conditional Policies- https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/conditional-access/concept-conditional-access-policy-common
- Microsoft Authenticator with Number Matching, Geo, & Additional Context
- Application Approve List- https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-an-application-whitelist-policy-in-windows/
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