Windows Security Verticals – Digital Security Strategy

Today, I will discuss Windows Security Verticals—Digital Security Strategy. The focus on Windows security verticals is changing very fast. Traditional security tools might face many challenges with modern technologies based on the cloud.

You might need to revamp the digital security strategy. This post provides high-level details about Microsoft’s digital security strategy.

Microsoft is helping the organization speed up its digital security strategy by sharing its experience with cloud technology adoption. Digital security presents various challenges for modern enterprises.

Modern technologies could pose a variety of new security challenges for your organization. This post provides an overview of Windows Security Verticals and details of a Windows 10 security-related webinar for SCCM admins.

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More details are available in the resources section of this blog. This post guides you through Windows Security Verticals and outlines a simple yet effective digital security strategy.

Windows Security Verticals - Digital Security Strategy
Windows Security Verticals – Digital Security Strategy

What are the Investment Pillars of Windows Security Strategy?


There are five(5) investment pillars of Windows security strategy, as shared by Microsoft’s internal IT.

1. Risk Management
Security Monitoring
Penetration Tests, etc
2. Identity Management
Credential Management
Administrator Role Services, etc
3. Device Health
Endpoint Protection
Vulnerability Management, etc
4. Data and Telemetry
Security Monitoring
Threat Protection, etc
5. Information Protection
Data Loss Prevention
Data Leakage Prevention

Windows Security Verticals

Let’s focus on Windows security verticals now. The latest version, 1809, includes many Windows 10 security enhancements. You must ensure that all Windows devices are secured in all security verticals.


Due to unique challenges and vulnerabilities, Windows Security Verticals are specific areas that need specialized attention in modern enterprises, especially in the context of cloud-based technologies.

The following is the list of Windows Security Vertical that you need to take care of:

  • Threat Protection with Windows 10 Security features and 3rd party products.
  • Data Leakage Protection with 3rd party proxy solutions. I can be an on-prem or cloud-based solution.
  • Remote Access protection with VPN. You can use Per-App VPN, Always-on VPN, and traditional Device-based VPN.
  • User personas and Elevation of Privileges – Define the elevation of privileges with each user personas.
Windows Security Verticals - Digital Security Strategy - Fig.1
Windows Security Verticals – Digital Security Strategy – Fig.1

Windows Security Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about Windows security? You might find the upcoming webinar by Adaptiva to be helpful. It will feature Microsoft MVPs Paul Winstanley and Maurice Daly, who will share valuable insights on how to keep your devices safe in the ever-evolving IT landscape. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to deepen your knowledge of security verticals.

Many parts of Windows security verticals with more SCCM-related topics will be explained in the upcoming webinar by Adaptiva.

Microsoft MVPs Paul Winstanley and Maurice Daly will help you keep your devices safe in a rough-and-tumble IT landscape.


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Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc.

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