There are a variety of security settings within the control panel that can be adjusted depending on the type of computer, operating system, and other software packages installed on the system.
User Accounts: User accounts can be set up to provide different levels of access to protected areas or functions. Password-protected accounts can also be created that require users to enter a username and password before they can access certain features.
Firewall: The firewall provides a barrier between your computer and any malicious software or threats on the internet. It is possible to adjust the settings of the firewall, allowing certain types of communication while blocking others. It is also possible to set up alerts to notify you of any suspicious activity on your network.
Windows Update: Windows update helps keep your computer up to date with the latest security patches released by Microsoft. It is possible to adjust the frequency of updates to ensure that your computer has all the latest security fixes available.
Security Software: Installing antivirus and anti-malware software can protect your computer from malicious threats. It is possible to adjust the settings for such software to determine what type of scanning should be performed, how often it should scan, and which actions should be taken if viruses or other malicious software are detected.
File Permissions: It is possible to adjust the permissions of files and folders to determine which user or group has access to them. It is also possible to set up restrictions on what types of access are allowed.
Browser Settings: It is possible to adjust the privacy and security settings of your web browser to determine how information is handled and who can access it. This includes setting the level of encryption used by the browser, adjusting the cookies policy, and setting up options to manage passwords.
System Audit: System audit logs track the activities and changes that occur on the computer. It is possible to adjust the audit settings to determine which types of activities should be logged, who can view the logs, and which actions should trigger an alert.
Network Connection: Network connection settings let you adjust the level of encryption and authentication used when connecting to a network. It is possible to set up secure connections with other computers and devices, as well as to determine who can access shared resources.
These are just some of the security settings that can be adjusted in the control panel. Depending on the type of computer and software installed, there may be many more options available to help keep your system secure.