ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

ASD Edge Hardening Guidelines

This section describes the configuration of device configuration profiles within Microsoft Intune associated with systems built according to the guidance provided by ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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NameASD Edge Hardening Guidelines
PlatformWindows 10 and later


Included groups

GroupsAll devices

Excluded groups


Scope tags

Scope tagsDefault

Configuration settings


Enable Network ProtectionEnabled (block mode)

Microsoft Edge

Ads setting for sites with intrusive adsEnabled
- Ads setting for sites with intrusive ads (Device)Block ads on sites with intrusive ads
Allow download restrictionsEnabled
- Download restrictions (Device)Block potentially dangerous downloads
Configure Do Not TrackEnabled
Control the mode of DNS-over-HTTPSEnabled
- Control the mode of DNS-over-HTTPS (Device)Disable DNS-over-HTTPS
Control where developer tools can be usedEnabled
- Control where developer tools can be used (Device)Don’t allow using the developer tools
DNS interception checks enabledDisabled
Content settings
Default pop-up window settingEnabled
- Default pop-up window setting (Device)Enabled
Password manager and protection
Enable saving passwords to the password managerDisabled
SmartScreen settings
Configure Microsoft Defender SmartScreenEnabled
Prevent bypassing Microsoft Defender SmartScreen prompts for sitesEnabled
Prevent bypassing of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warnings about downloadsEnabled

Security & Governance




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