How to Secure Web Browsing for Your Business

Web browsing is an essential way for employees to access business tools and systems from laptops or handheld devices, wherever they are. It is also one of the most common attack vectors and cyber-attackers use it to steal data or gain access systems.

Secure web browsing is a combination of numerous factors, such as making sure the browser version is current in addition to enabling features that block pop-ups, making sure that extensions and plug-ins work (especially in the case of downloads from unreliable sources), and monitoring how websites handle encrypted communication via the browser. Furthermore, it is essential to train employees on safe browsing habits and to encourage them to report any suspicious behavior to the security department’s administrative team as soon as possible.

The most secure browsers for web browsing are those that allow secure communication between the web server and the client – either via HTTPS or, more commonly, with the green lock icon that indicates the site uses encrypted communications. Browsers should also permit users to set granular settings, so they can control how cookies are handled and what websites they should or should not visit. Browsers must also be fast and user-friendly. Even the most secure browser won’t do if it is slow or difficult to use.

Additionally, businesses must be aware that when an internet browser is set to an extremely secure setting it can trigger multiple warnings per day. This could result in employee burnout therefore a balance has to be found between setting security to the highest level while avoiding frequent warnings that could negatively impact the user experience in the workplace.

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