Best practices for secure web browsing

Secure web browsing

In the era of remote working, it is important to encourage employees to browse safely. Companies are adjusting to allow businesses to occur from multiple homes, networks, and devices. Unfortunately, this environment allows for hackers to gain access to company data more easily. Consider these helpful tips to practice safe web browsing:

Network: Perhaps the most important factor in securing internet activity is your Firewall. Do you have a firewall, is it configured properly, are updates being applied? It is always safest to browse behind a firewall when on the Internet for business-related activities.

Clearing history, cache, and passwords: we recognize this can be painful as you have to remember your passwords. However, this will greatly decrease the threat of being hacked or compromised.  It is important to clear your browsing history in case of a security breach. You don’t want any malware to read the company sites you’ve browsed or confidential information you’ve obtained. Also, many important updates to important company sites may not be viewable until you clear the cache. Ensure your browser is always clean and updated.

Password storage: Many small businesses use password management sites such as LastPass or Dashlane where passwords and secure information are stored. When using or entering company-related passwords, an extra measure of caution should be practiced to ensure sites are secure.

Search sites: Be careful when you are using search engines to find information on the web. Try to ensure you are selecting the most reliable source from the links provided in the search results. Also, avoid the links that are an advertisement.

If you have any questions about your browser security or need recommendations for data protection services, contact us. We’d love to help you secure your web browsing activities.