Information security in the organization

Secure browsing

Information security at Sinopia

surfing safe In the organization

Proofpoint’s secure browsing tool will enable users to access a site, and organizational, and even personal, email safely, by unique isolating the browser from any damage. This solution comes to protect the company from downloading malware, from theft, and from loss of sensitive data.

The tool will help the organization solve existing security challenges, and will even increase the organization’s productivity and privacy, protecting it from various cyberattacks. Sinopia believes that this is a high-value tool that can prevent major damage in various organizations

“The Bible for safe browsing for your organization’s employees. Everything else is on us”

Secure browsing

Maintaining professional and limited personal information

Employers or potential customers do not need to know the status of your personal relationships, or your home address. They do need to know about your expertise and professional background, and how to contact you. Do not transfer personal and private information to strangers individually, and do not transfer it to millions of people online.

Protect your privacy settings

Marketers like to know everything about you, and so do hackers. Both can learn a lot from your browsing and your use of social media, but you can take charge of your information.

Both web browsers and mobile operating systems have settings available to protect your privacy online. Major sites, such as Facebook, have privacy-enhancing settings.

These settings are sometimes intentionally hard to find, because companies want your personal information for its marketing value. Make sure that you’ve activated your privacy safeguards.

In many companies and organizations, there is sometimes no awareness of the many dangers lurking in the network to people who are browsing the Internet, so beyond “educating” employees and taking proactive actions for regular updates on the subject, safe browsing solutions are required for businesses in the digital space.

Practice secure browsing

You would not choose to pass through a dangerous neighborhood in the daytime or at night – do not visit dangerous neighborhoods online.

Cybercriminals use exciting content as bait. They know that people are sometimes tempted by questionable content, and may not be careful when searching for certain topics.

The internet is full of hard-to-see pitfalls;  this may be manifested with one negligent click that could expose personal data, or infect your device with malware

Did you get a computer from work?  Make sure your Internet connection is secure.

When you log on to a network in a public place, for example through a public Wi-Fi connection, you have no direct control over its security. Network security experts fear “endpoints” – the places where the private network connects to the outside world.

Your vulnerable endpoint is your local Internet connection. Make sure your device is secure and, when in doubt, wait for a better time (that is, until you can connect to a secure Wi-Fi network) before giving information such as your bank account number.

To further improve the safety of web browsing, use a secure VPN (virtual private network) connection. A VPN allows you to get a secure connection between your device and a web server, so that no one can access your data.

Be careful about what you download

The main purpose of the cybercriminals is to trick you into downloading malware—software or applications that try to steal information, or damage your computer or phone.

This malware can be disguised as an application: from an ordinary app to a popular game. Don’t download apps that look suspicious, or that come from a website that you don’t trust.

Choose strong passwords

Passwords are one of the biggest vulnerabilities in the entire internet security structure. The problem with passwords is that people tend to choose easy to remember passwords (such as “password” and “123456”), which are easy to guess for cybercriminals as well.

Password management software can help you manage multiple passwords so that you don’t forget them. A strong password is a unique and complex password –at least 15 characters long, of mixed letters, numbers, and special characters.

Make online purchases from secure sites

Every time you make a purchase online, you need to provide credit card or bank account information – and that’s exactly what the network criminals are looking for.

Make sure to provide information only to sites that provide secure and encrypted connections, that can be identified by searching for an address that starts with https: (the “s” defines a secure site) rather than simply http:, or is marked by a lock icon next to the address bar.

Keep the anti-virus program updated

Antivirus software can’t protect against every threat, but it will detect and remove most malware – although you must make sure that it’s up to date. Be sure to stay up to date with your operating system updates and the updates of the applications that you’re using. They provide an essential layer of security.

So what have we learned about Secure browsing?

Billions of people use the Internet every day, while knowing that it is essential to keep safe while using it. Always be careful to verify the sites you visit on the Internet.

A certain amount of information (such as your IP address and domain) is sent automatically when you log on. Websites can also track the pages you visit, determine your browser version and operating system, and even home in on files and passwords.

So on the one hand, this application may simplify our day-to-day operations, but … are we aware of the dangers after each click?

Just as in real life there are criminals, internet criminals exploit any neglect, human and/or technical, to steal information, spread viruses, or take whatever action is needed for their own interests.

However, even if ,when connecting to the Internet, we are exposed to such threats, safe browsing is possible.

How? Simply, be aware of the risks that exist, and apply a series of simple recommendations like the ones we present below.

In summary

Alongside the endless number of benefits that the internet platform offers, a series of precautions must be taken in order to prevent the threats hidden behind the screen, especially in organizations that employ workers and expose the organization’s computer network to harm.

Browsing the Internet has become an integral part of the work day, and it serves us for more than just day-to-day ongoing activity.

At any time, and with just one click, your employees can search for information on different websites, post on social networks, visit stock trading sites, purchase products, or even carry out banking activities. Do you really know where your employees “hang out” during the work day?

Sinopia provides safe browsing solutions, based on the PROOFPOINT platform, which, beyond the secure browsing technology solutions, can build a infrastructure of learning and awareness for the organization, and change the behavior of end users through interactive tests, training, and games.

Your infrastructure with our touch – that, in simplicity, is the story of Sinopia Technologies

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