How to Secure Web Browsing for Your Business

Web browsing is a crucial way for employees to access business tools and systems via laptops or handheld devices, wherever they are. It is also one of the most popular attack methods cybercriminals use it to steal data or gain access systems.

There are many elements that contribute to secure web browsing, including ensuring that your browser is running the most up-to-date version, enabling features that stop pop-ups and other security threats, assuring that extensions and plugins are safe (especially those downloaded from questionable sources), and keeping track of how websites handle encrypted communications with the browser. It is also important to inform employees about safe browser behavior and encourage to report any suspicious behavior to the security teams of the administrative level immediately if they notice any suspicious behavior.

The most secure browsers for web browsing are those that support secure communication between the web server and the user – via HTTPS or, more commonly by displaying the green lock icon indicating that a website uses encrypted communications. Browsers should also permit users to choose granular options in order to control how cookies are handled and which sites they may or may not visit. In addition, browsers must provide adequate performance. Even the most secure browser is useless if it lags and is difficult to use.

Finally, businesses should be aware that if the browser has a high security setting that it could generate numerous alerts per day. This could lead to burning out of employees. It is essential to find a balance in setting security to the highest level, and not allowing frequent alerts that can adversely impact the work environment.

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