1.1.62 Ensure 'Enforce Google SafeSearch' is set to 'Disabled'

Information

This policy setting ensures that web search results with Google are performed with SafeSearch set to active.

The recommended state for this setting is Disabled.

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 more 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 Disabled

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Edge\Enforce Google 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 set the value.

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: 9375a0afb7bc300b0b6d0ea285d4981638569839a182bbd42a8708687026494f