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Windows 10 Update: 10 Key New Security Features

Microsoft is tightening its focus on Windows 10 security with several new security tools in its latest major OS update.
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Windows 10 security is getting a face-lift in the Fall Creators Update, which Microsoft started rolling out last week. The update is packed with several new tools intended to give administrators and users more granular control over security.

Updates pertaining to Windows 10 security are increasingly relevant to businesses as more swap older versions of Windows for the latest. Microsoft reports 90% growth in commercial devices year over year as enterprise, small business, and education users make the switch.

The most recent batch of security and management features addresses common business security concerns like ransomware, application security, credential theft, and polymorphic malware. Overall, they indicate a broader transition from reactive to proactive security.

"With continuous updates, and focus on security, they're responding quickly to changing attack patterns on the OS in a way they weren't before," says Gartner Vice President Peter Firstbrook of Microsoft's approach to security management in Windows 10.

Here, we take a closer look at the newest security tools in Windows 10 and dig a little further into how each works. Which of these features do you think will be most helpful for managing your security operations? Where do you think Microsoft could further improve security? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

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Kelly Sheridan is Associate Editor at Dark Reading. She started her career in business tech journalism at Insurance & Technology and most recently reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft and business IT. Sheridan earned her BA at Villanova University. View Full Bio

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gudguy1
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11/18/2017 | 4:31:34 PM
Not a White Paper - pages of ads...
Okay, I also stopped after the 2nd page - I despise scrolling through multiple pages.

Many sites allow you to click on the 'print' pages link to see all pages on 1 page, even if you do not print them out.

This, I agree, is too much trouble...
gudguy1
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11/18/2017 | 4:19:28 PM
Re: terrible way to show white paper?
Yep, I'm with you. Have had multiple headaches over the years with this site. Got worse after BUM, errr, I mean UBM stepped in... Pain!!!!

I already replied to another comment but this is how much of a pain it is to me as well....
gudguy1
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11/18/2017 | 4:18:46 PM
Re: I'm done with you.
To jedj,

Yep, I'm with you. Have had multiple headaches over the years with this site. Got worse after BUM, errr, I mean UBM stepped in... Pain!!!!

Tried to log in on my smart phone (android 7, samsung s6, with all the latest software updates) - logged in but would not fully register to pull the 'papers' down.... not the first time.

The problem with this site, 'some' of the 'white papers' are actually white paper pdfs but some, which we do not know in advance - are not.  And if you try to click on print, to see all of the pages on one screen - you may not see those total pages.

What they want, is to show you ads, as much as possible.
jedj
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11/17/2017 | 12:11:29 PM
I'm done with you.
I login looking for a white paper that can be downloaded and read when time allowed, but it's an article split into eleven pages.  The additional time and effort is not worth going through your format.  I will not be coming back to your website again.
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11/14/2017 | 8:53:33 AM
terrible way to show white paper?
So the email I get says it is a 'white paper'.  After loggin in it isn't - and I have to go through way too many pages in order to view the so called white paper.  I don't know how much time you have on your hands, but I do not.  Do not call it a white paper if it isn't in a pdf form.  Don't waste my time.
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11/6/2017 | 1:26:45 PM
posting of Windows 10 Update: 10 Key...
When I look at a posting, I expect the document to be a PDF so I can save the entire document, not 11 separate pages.
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10/27/2017 | 7:43:12 AM
Windows Defender Exploit Guard
This is a fantastic start! Analyzing consistent behaviors will provide a good basis for prevention for consumers. However, I wonder how many non-malicious false positives will occur.
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