Web browsing is a vital method for employees to connect to business tools and systems via laptops or handheld devices, wherever they are. It is also one of the most frequent attack methods, and cyber threats leverage it to gain access to data and systems.
Secure web browsing entails several aspects, including making sure that your browser version is the latest in addition to enabling features that block pop-ups, ensuring that extensions and plug-ins work (especially those that were downloaded from unreliable sources), and monitoring the way websites handle encrypted communications using the browser. Additionally, it is important to educate employees about safe browsing habits and to encourage users to report any suspicious behavior to the administrative security team as soon as possible.
The most reliable browsers to browse securely on the internet support secure communication between the web server and client. This can be done through HTTPS or more commonly with a lock icon that indicates that a website is using encrypted communication. Browsers should also permit users to set up granular options that allow them to control the way that cookies are handled as well as which sites they may or shouldn’t visit. Browsers should also be fast and user-friendly. Even the most secure browser won’t work if it’s slow or difficult to use.
In addition, companies should be aware that when a browser has a high security setting that it could generate numerous warnings throughout the day. This could lead to employee burnout as a result, so a balance should be found between setting security to the highest level and avoiding frequent warnings that could negatively impact the workplace experience.