Web browsing is an essential method for employees to access tools and systems for business from their laptops or mobile devices, no matter where they are. Cybercriminals use it as one of the most popular attack methods to steal information and gain access systems.
Secure browsing on the internet involves various factors, including making sure the browser version is the latest and enabling features to block popups, checking that extensions and plug-ins have been tested for security (especially if they were downloaded from unreliable sources), and monitoring how websites handle encrypted communication via the browser. It is also essential to inform employees about the safe use distance learning of browsers and encourage them to report any suspicious activity to the security staff of the administrative department as soon as possible.
The most secure browsers for web browsing are those that support secure communication between the web server and the client – either via HTTPS or, more frequently with an icon of a green lock that indicates the website is using encrypted communications. Browsers should also allow users to set up granular options to decide the way cookies are handled and which websites they may or should not visit. Browsers must also be fast and simple to use. Even the most secure browser won’t work if it’s slow or difficult to use.
Additionally, businesses must be aware that when a browser has a high security setting that it could generate numerous alerts per day. This can cause employee burnout therefore a balance has to be found between setting security to the highest level and staying clear of frequent warnings that can negative impact the experience at work.