Internet browsers are constantly improving their security features, but many companies are still affected by cyber attacks through their internet browser each year. These attacks can be inconvenient – to say the least – and they are usually expensive to resolve. Here are three practices your company can implement to minimize the risk of a browser security threat infiltrating your company’s IT security.
Mobile Device Management
A lot of information can be stored within our internet browser. Most browsers have an option that allows users to store their login credentials to just about any site, from company email accounts to personal bank accounts. The auto fill feature in many browsers can also save identifying information like your full name and address.
If your remote employees will be using mobile devices to access online apps, such as email and cloud storage, they may be storing sensitive information and trusting the browser to keep it safe. Your company may wish to enact a policy that prevents employees from auto saving their passwords and other information to make sure access to your company’s sensitive information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. However, if you practice proper mobile device management, you can greatly decrease the chances of this happening – even if your employees do choose to save their passwords in the browser. The managed services provider will keep your mobile devices safe by maintaining and updating security features, installing remote access software, and implementing measures that will keep the device secure even if it is lost or stolen.
Avoiding Unsecured Websites and Pop-Ups
Unsecured websites and malicious pop-ups serve as a means for cyber criminals to access your computer and even install malware. Pop-ups are often used to obtain the answers to security questions and other personal information.
Some browsers show a warning when an employee is attempting to access an unsecured website, but there are certainly times when your team members will need to use their own best judgment about whether they should continue clicking or hit that “back” button. IT security training for your employees can help them determine whether they’re facing a security threat online. Many Utah cybersecurity programs that are offered by managed IT providers teach employees how to protect their data and what to do if they suspect they are facing a security threat. IT security training includes information about common cyber threats and how to avoid them.
Email Security Measures
While it may not be a security issue directly with your browser, email applications that are accessed through a browser can be a minefield for potential security risks. Email phishing is a common tactic used by cyber criminals to gain access to a company’s information, and sadly, it is often effective. Utah network security depends on keeping outsiders with malicious intent out of your networks.
By using a cloud-based email application like Microsoft Outlook, you can be more confident that your emails are secure. These companies are invested in their clients’ data security and frequently offer security updates and new features that will keep your information safe. Your managed IT services provider will use these features along with additional security services and applications to secure your company email accounts. Additionally, the aforementioned employee IT security training is great for teaching team members about how phishing works and how to avoid it.
Utah Cyber Security Services
Any company with cyber security concerns should consult a managed IT services provider about the measures they can take to improve their company’s IT security. INTELITECHS offers IT security services Utah to decrease the risks our clients face when using the internet browser of their choice. Our comprehensive data security services mean you can also be confident in your server security, mobile device management, and data encryption.