Web browsing is a key way for employees to use business tools and systems, on laptops or mobile devices, no matter where they are. It is also one of the most frequently used attacks cybercriminals use it to steal data and gain access systems.
There are many aspects that contribute to secure web browsing, such as ensuring that the browser is using the most up-to-date version, enabling features to block pop-ups as well as other security threats, making sure that plugins and extensions are secure (especially those downloaded from untrustworthy sources), and observing the ways that websites handle encrypted communications using the browser. Furthermore, it is essential to educate employees on safe browser behaviors and encourage users to report any suspicious activity to the security team of the administrator whenever they can.
The best browsers for secure web browsing are those with secure communication between the server and the client either through HTTPS or, more commonly, with a green lock icon showing the website is using encrypted communications. Browsers should also allow users to choose granular options to control the way that cookies are handled as well as the websites they can or should not visit. Furthermore, browsers should offer excellent performance. The most secure browser is useless if it slows down and is difficult to use.
Businesses must be aware the fact that a browser with a high degree of security could trigger multiple warnings every day. This can lead to employee burnout. It is crucial to find a balance between setting security at the highest level and avoid frequent alerts that could negatively affect the workplace experience.