Windows 10 Cyber Hygiene Guide Published by Center for Internet Security

July 11, 2019 Brandon Lewis

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has published the Microsoft Windows 10 Cyber Hygiene Guide. The Guide offers free, real-world security tips for implementing CIS Sub-Controls on computers running Windows 10. CIS Sub-Controls are a set of baseline cybersecurity protections that help defend organizations against data loss, theft, ransomware, phishing attacks, and so on.

Windows operating systems comprise more than 50 percent of global operating system usage, with Windows 10 accounting for most of that market share. CIS Controls Version 7.1 introduces Implementation Groups (IGs) that outline how companies can improve their cyber defenses using CIS Controls and Sub-Controls. Where possible, the Cyber Hygiene Guide recommends free and open source tools that help developers automate the security implementation process.

The latest version of CIS Controls, which lowers the barrier to entry for cyber hygiene, can be downloaded from

The Microsoft Windows 10 Cyber Hygiene Guide can be accessed at

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at

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