Windows 11 and Security


If there is anything that worries everyone–consumers and businesses alike–is security and privacy. Ransomware has exploded. Businesses in every sector as well as NPOs and governments have fallen victim to serious cyber attacks. In terms of security, Microsoft assures that Windows 11 is the most secure version so far.


Windows 11 can be deployed only on PCs that have TPM (Trusted Platform Module) installed. TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is a computer chip (microcontroller) that can securely store artifacts used to authenticate the platform (your PC or laptop). These artifacts can include passwords, certificates, or encryption keys. Hardware lacking TPM 2.0 won’t support Windows 11, although there may be some possible workarounds. In this case, you should be talking to a service provider for support. Most likely, if you are that concerned about security, it may be time to upgrade to new hardware. Again, talk to your service provider for guidance and to learn if your hardware meets Windows 121 requirements.

Secure Boot technology

Another technology used by Windows 11 is the secure Boot technology. Secure Boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help make sure that a device boots using only software that is trusted by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including UEFI firmware drivers (also known as Option ROMs), EFI applications, and the operating system. If the operating system. In the signatures are valid, the PC boots, and the firmware gives control to the operating system.

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