Web browsing is an essential method for employees to connect to business tools and systems from laptops or portable devices, wherever they are. It is also one of the most common attacks and cyber-attackers use it to gain access to data and systems.
There are a variety of factors that affect secure internet browsing, including making sure that your browser is running the most up-to-date version, enabling features that block popups and other security threats, making sure that extensions and plugins are safe (especially those downloaded from questionable sources) and observing the way websites handle encrypted communications through the browser. It is also essential to educate employees on safe behavior when using a browser and to have to report any suspicious actions to the security departments of the administration immediately if they notice any suspicious behavior.
The most secure browsers for web browsing are those that support secure communication between the web server and the client either through HTTPS or, more frequently using a green lock icon showing a website uses encrypted communications. It is also critical that browsers have user-friendly settings, allowing them to control how cookies are used and what websites they can access and not. Furthermore, browsers should offer good performance – the most secure browser is useless if it lags and is difficult to use.
Businesses must be aware the fact that a browser with a high degree of security can trigger a number of alerts throughout the day. This could lead to employee burnout. It is essential to strike a balance between setting security to the highest level and avoiding frequent alerts that could negatively affect the workplace experience.