The internet is full of malware, scams and hackers and business owners know that data is everything. If you or your employees use the internet unprotected, then you could be threatened by cyber-attacks. A way to protect your businesses data is to secure your browser, it is easy to do, even for a small or medium sized business. If you have data stored on your desktop, servers or the cloud then this doesn’t mean that its safe. If anything, it might make it more vulnerable as it will be available to anyone who has the capabilities to hack into your system.
One way to protect your data is to make use of the privacy-protecting browsers extensions. You and your employees will probably be online at least some point in the day, so you need to make sure that all of your data is protected.
Preventing Browser Tracking
If you don’t like the idea of a third party being able to view your browsing habits, then you can try installing a tool for private browsing. These sorts of programmes will offer protection against the tracking by blocking third-party cookies and malware. There are some extensions that will be able to boast secure Wi-Fi and bandwidth optimisation and guard against tracking and data collection from social networking sites.
Online ads might seem harmless, but they can contain scripts and widgets that will send your data back to a third party. If you get a decent ad blocking program then it will block the banner, rollover and pop-up ads and they can also prevent you from inadvertently visiting a site that could contain malware. A lot of blockers can contain additional features like the ability to disable cookies and scripts that are used by third-parties on a website. Most of the blockers will work on Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox so you will be able to find everything from user-friendly solutions to more advanced tools that will be customisable to the tiniest degree.
Installing a VPN
Browser tracking, malware and adware aren’t the only things that you need to be concerned about. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is something to consider as it encrypts your internet traffic which effectively shuts out anyone who will be trying to see what you’re doing. A VPN allows private browsing and enables you to access blocked sites. There are a lot of VPNs on the market so make sure you do your research to find the one that suits you best.