9-13 July 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria
Europe/Sofia timezone

Increasing Windows security by hardening PC configurations

10 Jul 2018, 16:00
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

National Culture Palace, Boulevard "Bulgaria", 1463 NDK, Sofia, Bulgaria
Poster Track 8 – Networks and facilities Posters


Pablo Martin Zamora (CERN)


Over 8000 Windows PCs are actively used on the CERN site for tasks ranging from controlling the accelerator facilities to processing invoices. PCs are managed through CERN's Computer Management Framework and Group Policies, with configurations deployed based on machine sets and a lot of autonomy left to the end-users. While the generic central configuration works well for the majority of the users, a specific hardened PC configuration is now provided for users who require stronger resilience against external attacks. This presentation will describe the technical choices and configurations involved and discuss the effectiveness of the hardened PC approach.

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