1.1.61 Ensure 'Enforce Bing SafeSearch' is set to 'Enabled: Configure moderate search restrictions in Bing'

Information

This policy setting ensures that web search results with Bing are presented with the SafeSearch settings that can be specified in this setting.

The recommended state for this setting is Enabled: Configure moderate search restrictions in Bing.

Rationale:

Allowing search results to present sites that may have malicious content should be prohibited to help ensure users do not accidentally visit sites that are prone to malicious content including spyware, adware, and viruses.

Impact:

Users search results will be filtered and content such as adult text, videos and images will not be shown.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled: Configure moderate search restrictions in Bing

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\Enforce Bing SafeSearch

Note: This Group Policy path may not exist by default. It is provided by the Group Policy template MSEdge.admx/adml that can be downloaded from Microsoft here.

Default Value:

Disabled - But users can configure this policy.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3907

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6, CSCv7|5.1

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: f43464b3d54583d7265a17a7e65168642215287f0112112dce9e46bab4f62d12