How to Secure Web Browsing for Your Business
Web browsing is a vital way for employees to access business tools and systems via laptops or mobile devices, wherever they are. Cybercriminals make use of it as one of the most common attacks to steal information and gain access to systems.
There are a variety of factors that contribute to secure web browsing, including ensuring that your browser is running the most current version, enabling features to block popups and other security threats, ensuring that plugins and extensions are secure (especially those downloaded from questionable sources), and observing the ways that websites handle encrypted communications through the browser. It is also important to educate employees about safe browser behaviors and encourage them to report any suspicious activity to the administrative security team immediately.
The best browsers for secure web browsing are those that support secure communication between the web server and the client – either via HTTPS or, more commonly by displaying a green lock icon showing the site uses encrypted communications. It is also important that browsers provide user-friendly settings, allowing them to manage the way cookies are used and what sites they can or cannot visit. The browser should also be speedy and easy to use. Even the most secure browser will not be able to perform if it’s slow or difficult to use.
In addition, companies should be aware that when an application has an extremely secure setting, it may generate numerous warnings throughout the day. This can cause employee burnout and a balance needs to be found between setting security to the highest level while avoiding frequent warnings that could adversely affect the work environment.