As for Web-based exploits, Internet websites are now the most commonly-used angles of attack, most often targeting software vulnerabilities or using exploits on the receiving client. This makes keeping up-to-date browsers paramount for all employees.

 Website Browsing Best Practices for Employees

•    Be conservative with online downloads.

•    Beware antivirus scams.

•    Interact only with well-known, reputable websites.

•    Confirm each site is the genuine site and not a fraudulent site.

•    Determine if the site utilizes SSL (Secure Sockets Layer}

  • SSL is a security technology for establishing encrypted links between Web servers and browsers.

•    Don’t click links in emails—go to sites directly.

•    Use social media best practices.