Web browsing is a key way for employees to use the tools and systems of their business using laptops or mobile devices, no matter where they are. It is also one of the most popular attack vectors cybercriminals use it to steal data and gain access systems.
There are many aspects that affect secure internet browsing, such as making sure your browser is running the most up-to-date version, enabling features to block pop-ups as well as other security threats. Also, it is important to ensure that plugins and extensions are safe (especially those downloaded from questionable sources) and observing the way websites handle encrypted communications with the browser. It is also crucial to educate employees on safe browser behavior and encourage them to report any suspicious behaviour to the security team’s administrative staff immediately if they notice any suspicious behavior.
The best browsers for secure web browsing are those that allow secure communication between the server and the client via secure wifi app appeared on my phone HTTPS or, more commonly with a green lock icon showing websites that use encrypted communications. It is also essential that browsers allow for specific settings that allow users to manage how cookies are used and the websites they are able to access and not. Furthermore, browsers should offer good performance – the most secure browser is useless if it lags and is difficult to use.
Businesses should be aware of the fact that a browser with a high level of security may generate multiple warnings per day. This can cause employee burnout therefore a balance has to be found between setting security to the highest level and avoiding frequent warnings that could adversely affect the work environment.