Web browsing is a crucial method for employees to access the tools and systems of their business from their laptops or mobile devices, no matter where they are. Cyber threats use it as one of the most common attack methods to steal information and gain access to systems.
Secure web browsing entails various factors, including making sure the browser version you are using is the most recent in addition to enabling features that block pop-ups, making sure that extensions and plug-ins are safe (especially those that were downloaded from unreliable sources), and monitoring how websites handle encrypted communication with the browser. It is also essential to educate employees on safe browser behavior and encourage them report any suspicious behaviors to the security team’s administrative staff as soon as they can.
The best browsers for secure web browsing are those that support secure communication between the web server and the client either through HTTPS or, more commonly with an icon of a green lock that indicates the website is using encrypted communications. Browsers should also permit users to choose granular options in order to regulate the way cookies are handled and the websites they can or may not visit. Browsers must also be fast and user-friendly. Even the most secure browser will not work if it’s slow or difficult to use.
Also, businesses must be aware that when an application has an extremely high security setting it could trigger multiple warnings per day. This could result in employee burnout, so a balance must be struck between setting security to the highest level while avoid frequent warnings that could negatively impact the user experience in the workplace.