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Secure Boot must be enabled on Windows 11 systems.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-253257 WN11-00-000020 SV-253257r877465_rule Medium
Secure Boot is a standard that ensures systems boot only to a trusted operating system. Secure Boot is required to support additional security features in Windows 11, including virtualization-based Security and Credential Guard. If Secure Boot is turned off, these security features will not function.
Microsoft Windows 11 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-29


Check Text ( C-56710r828853_chk )
Verify the system firmware is configured for Secure Boot.

For virtual desktop implementations (VDIs) where the virtual desktop instance is deleted or refreshed upon logoff, this is NA.

Run "System Information".

Under "System Summary", if "Secure Boot State" does not display "On", this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-56660r828854_fix)
Enable Secure Boot in the system firmware.