Why Windows 11’s security is such a big deal

Enterprises are worried about exactly the issues that Windows 11 helps with, and the hardware specs mean future security improvements like more app containers.

Illustration: Lisa Hornung/TechRepublic

The hardware requirements for Windows 11 have led to a lot of debate about exactly what changes in newer PCs and processors; they’ve also led to enterprises thinking about what security features they need in hardware. 

Microsoft’s second Security Signals report shows that enterprise security decision-makers are concerned about the security impact of hybrid work, and they expect PC hardware to help, said Dave Weston, director of OS security at Microsoft.

SEE: Windows 11: Tips on installation, security and more (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

“On one hand, that is somewhat intuitive because you’re losing Intrusion Detection…

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