WN10-00-000015 - Windows 10 systems must have Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware and be configured to run in UEFI mode, not Legacy BIOS.

Details

UEFI provides additional security features in comparison to legacy BIOS firmware, including Secure Boot. UEFI is required to support additional security features in Windows 10, including Virtualization Based Security and Credential Guard. Systems with UEFI that are operating in Legacy BIOS mode will not support these security features.


Solution

Configure UEFI firmware to run in UEFI mode, not Legacy BIOS mode.


Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.


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