Tuesday, September 03, 2013

[Not Humor] Windows To Go Fact Sheet from the NSA

NSA - Information Assurance - Configuring Windows To Go as a Mobile Desktop Solution

Windows To Go is a new feature of Windows 8 Enterprise that allows a fully functional Windows 8 instance to be run from an external USB flash drive. When a host machine is booted from a Windows To Go drive, the user experience is the same as the Windows 8 Enterprise desktop. This document provides uses cases, security and administrative considerations, configuration recommendations, and instructions for creating a secure Windows To Go device.



Also of note for our Friends at the NSA:

IAD's Latest Security Guide Helps Customers Protect Home Networks

The Information Assurance Directorate (IAD) at NSA recently released a new technical guide entitled Best Practices for Securing a Home Network. This guidance could not be more timely in light of the increasing threats to U.S. public and private networks, alike. Over the past ten years, IAD has provided many guidance documents to customers outlining practical tips for improving the security of all kinds of applications, operating systems, routers, databases, and more. Recently, Best Practices was produced in video format. Take a moment to view the guide, or watch the video.

I've not seen much about Windows To Go recently, and given the recent NSA news, I thought it cool  to show another view of the NSA, one that's positive and helpful [insert "We're from government and we're here to help..." no, wait that's snarky... no snarkyness, darn it!] And a four page guide of useful information from a government source?

(via reddit/windows - NSA Instructions on “Configuring Windows To Go as a Mobile Desktop Solution”)


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