How to Secure Web Browsing

The web browser is a complex piece of software. It is able to view websites as well as videos, images, and forms. It was originally designed to display text documents, it now handle all the different media that is accessible through the Internet. This makes it more challenging for security teams to secure because it has many “weak points” that attackers could exploit.

If you’re using the default program that is installed on your computer or an alternative browser you’ve downloaded, it’s crucial to ensure that the security settings are at the highest level you can get. This will decrease the chances of malware being able to sneak through your security and get onto your system. It’s also recommended to use the web browser under a restricted user account that doesn’t have administrator rights. Even if malware is able to override the security settings of your browser, it won’t be able manipulate your system.

It’s also an excellent idea to instruct your users on safe internet browsing practices and habits. This could include teaching them to choose the highest security level in the browser they use by removing auto-complete features and regularly clearing saved passwords. It’s important to remind them that websites should clearly state how their data is being collected and used. This information is usually found in the website’s privacy policy or user agreement. Browser security tools are also available to eliminate blind spots by monitoring and analyzing web sessions for risks and threats. These solutions are agnostic to devices that protect managed and unmanaged devices including BYOD and unmanaged third party devices.