Web browsing is a key method for employees to access tools and systems for business using laptops or mobile devices, no matter where they are. Cybercriminals use it as one of the most commonly used attacks to steal data and gain access systems.
Secure web browsing is a combination of several aspects, including making sure that your browser version is the latest and enabling features to block pop-ups, making sure that extensions and plug-ins are secure (especially in the case of downloads from unreliable sources) and observing how websites handle encrypted communication with the browser. Additionally, it is important to inform employees about safe browsing habits and to encourage them to report any suspicious behavior to the security staff of the administrative department as soon as they can.
The best browsers for secure web browsing are those that enable secure communication between the server and the user – either through HTTPS or, more frequently using the green lock icon indicating that the site uses encrypted communications. It is also crucial that browsers offer user-friendly settings, allowing them to decide the way cookies are used and the websites they are able to access and not. Furthermore, browsers should offer adequate performance. Even the most secure browser can be useless if it is slow and is difficult to use.
Companies must be aware of the fact that a browser with a high degree of security could trigger multiple alerts throughout the day. This could lead to burnout among employees. It is crucial to find a balance in setting security at the highest level and avoid frequent alerts that could negatively affect the workplace experience.