HOW TO SECURITY HARDEN A COMPUTER | Top tips to secure Laptops and Desktops | PART 3

HOW TO SECURITY HARDEN A COMPUTER | Top tips to secure Laptops and Desktops | PART 3

by Alannah

Top tips to secure End User Desktops, and Laptops
Part of a 4 part series on IT Infrastructure Security

01 Server Security Hardening
02 Network Security Hardening
03 Computer (Desktop and Laptop) Security Hardening
04 Email, Hardware, Datacenter Security Hardening

End-User / Workstations –
Workstations bound to Active Directory
Set password expiration
Set complex passwords across all services, servers and user accounts
5-minute lockout of workstations (screensaver, with password)
Remove staff as Local admins on Windows workstations
Disabling of accounts upon staff termination
Regular security patching for workstations
Encrypt end-user workstation hard drives
Disable guest account from user workstations
Block access to USB ports and external storage
Limit or Control Bring Your Own Device support
Consideration for data located on end-user workstations
Enforced workstation Anti-Virus with malware protection
Anti-Virus protection always monitoring, and daily downloaded updates applied
2-Factor Authentication for remote services
Retire legacy workstation Operating Systems or software versions
Display a legal notice before system login (“Unauthorised use …”)
***Regular education of Staff and End-Users conducted

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