How to Secure Web Browsing for Your Business

Web browsing is a vital method for employees to connect to business tools and systems from laptops or mobile devices, wherever they are. Cyber threats use it as one of the most popular methods of stealing information and gain access systems.

Secure web browsing involves several aspects, including making sure that the browser version you are using is the most recent, enabling features that block pop-ups, ensuring that extensions and plug-ins are secure (especially when they were downloaded from unreliable sources), and monitoring the way websites handle encrypted communications with the browser. Additionally, it is important to train employees on the safe use of browsers and encourage users to report any suspicious activity to the security department’s administrative team as soon as possible.

The most secure browsers for web browsing are those that enable secure communication between the server and the client – either via HTTPS or, more frequently with an icon of a green lock that indicates the site uses encrypted communications. Browsers should also permit users to choose granular options in order to determine how cookies are handled and which websites they may or might not visit. In addition, browsers must provide good performance – the most secure browser is useless if it has a slow speed and is difficult to use.

Additionally, businesses must be aware that when the browser has an extremely high security setting that it could generate numerous alerts per day. This can cause employee burnout, so a balance must be found between setting security to the highest level while not triggering frequent alerts that could negative impact the experience at work.

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