How to Secure Web Browsing for Your Business

Web browsing is a key way for employees to use business tools and systems, from their laptops or mobile devices, no matter where they are. Cybercriminals make use of it as one of the most frequent ways to steal data and gain access to systems.

Secure web browsing involves numerous factors, such as making sure the browser version is up-to-date as well as enabling features that prevent pop-ups, ensuring that extensions and plug-ins are safe (especially in the case of downloads from unreliable sources) and observing the way websites handle encrypted communications using the browser. Furthermore, it is essential to train employees on safe browser behaviors and encourage users to report any suspicious activity to the administrative security team as soon as possible.

The best browsers for secure web browsing are those that enable secure communication between the web server and the user – either through HTTPS or, more commonly using a green lock icon showing a website uses encrypted communications. Browsers should also permit users to set granular options, so they can regulate the way that cookies are handled as well as the websites they can or should not visit. Browsers should also be quick and easy to use. Even the most secure browser will not do if it is slow or difficult to use.

Additionally, businesses must be aware that if an internet browser is set to a high security setting, it may generate multiple warnings per day. This can result in employee burnout. It is essential to find a balance in setting security to the highest level, and not allowing frequent alerts that can harm the experience at work.

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