Browse with confidence: Microsoft Edge’s security boost
Blog Article 03.07
May 21, 2024

I’m Lewis, the director of Shepherd IT. I had a passion for technology since I was a young boy, I excelled in IT and computer science at college and started my career as a technology analyst helping people with their businesses IT problems.

 

Browsing the web can be risky. It only takes one click on one bad link to put your business’s data at risk.

With cyber criminals constantly targeting businesses using automated tools, it’s important to stay one step ahead with your online security.

That’s why we’re excited that Microsoft is working on a major security update for its Edge browser, which will bring enhanced security to everyone using it.

It’s adding new security features and beefing up existing ones.

Perhaps you’ve encountered features like Password Monitor before. This notifies you if any of your saved passwords have been compromised as a result of a data breach, reminding you to change them immediately.

SmartScreen technology can also help protect you from phishing scams and malware.

This analyses webpages against a list of known dangerous sites, as well as URLs for any suspicious patterns or traits. If it identifies an error, you will be warned before proceeding to the site.

Why should you be concerned about all of these security updates?

It all boils down to this: Using a less secure browser may expose you to a variety of online risks. Cyber criminals are continuously devising new ways to exploit software flaws, so staying up to date on the latest security measures is critical.

Plus, let’s be honest: no one likes to deal with the fallout from a cyber attack. The ramifications of a breach can be far-reaching, whether it’s dealing with financial losses, identity theft, or simply the difficulty of clearing up the mess.

You may lower your risk of falling prey to such attacks by using a safe browser like Edge.

Of course, we all know that not everyone is a cyber security specialist. That is why Microsoft is making it simple to keep safe without requiring a computer science degree.

The new security measures are built-in and simple to use, so you don’t have to bother about manually configuring anything. You may explore the web with confidence.

If you’re not already using Edge, give it a go. And if you need help getting your 365 suite optimized for your business, get in touch.