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Using Windows® 8 by Nick Saccomanno, Wayne Dipchan, J. Peter Bruzzese

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This chapter covers several security features integrated into Windows 8 and shows how to configure them.

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Using Security Features in Windows 8

An Overview of New Security Features

One of the more compelling aspects of Windows 8 as an OS that should be deployed in both your home, small business, or the enterprise is the increase in security features, some of which can be demonstrated and are part of using Windows 8 and some of which operate under the hood.

One of the more controversial features to the new Windows release is called Secure Boot. The actual controversy doesn’t have anything to do with the technology itself but with the drama surrounding Microsoft’s mandates for its implementation on Intel and ARM systems. Essentially, it takes ...

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