So how old are you? Do you remember Netscape Navigator?
Do you remember what a dial up modem sounds like?
If you’re an environment that is standardizing on Windows Defender, you may want to consider adding the Windows Defender browser protection plugin provided by Microsoft to your Chrome environment. This browser extension adds the smart screen technology to Chrome to allow sites to be pre scanned before a person goes to the Web site.
Once the plug in is in place, you can test the extensions protection. You can use the demo page in order to test to see if the plugin is working. For example. Clicking here, you should get the smart screen blocking site. Since Chrome 77 released on October 22nd.Chrome now supports site isolation. It’s imperative that you keep any and all browsers installed on any device. Device phones and tablets up to date and patched not only to to ensure that you have all the security fixes you need, but also you’re on the receiving end of these new protection technologies. And more and more are coming everyday. This week, in fact, Microsoft is announcing that Edge is ready for testing for business evaluation and urging administrators to download and tested, They’ve come out with a brand new logo and they’re recommending that you go to their download page.
Try it out. Review the policy files and group policy set up from Microsoft. Edge based on the chromium engine and give it a shot. The group policy that they’re exposing includes allowing you to enable or disable Google, cast content settings, search providers, extensions, authentication, messaging, password managers, the ability to print or not print, proxy servers, smart screen settings, startup home page and new tabs and additional settings. You’ll be also able to control the ability to update edge independent of the operating system. Currently, Edge offers three different channels, a beta channel, a development channel, as well as a more stable channel. We’ll see what channels they provide in the future as they announce more. Bottom line, if your firm still relies on Internet Explorer enterprise mode to handle internal corporate Web sites, it’s time to take a look at the New Edge browser based on Chrome. If you’re in the middle of migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10, also jump on this and look at it instead of the default edge that you might be looking at already. I’ll also recommend that you go over to Microsoft Ignite site where they’re having their tech conference this week and download and look at the videos. Watch keynotes and take a look at the security videos that they’ll be posting up next week. They will have lots and lots of content on their security topics. Look for compliance, information, security, identity information and how to see your organization and many more releases of information coming out. As always, don’t forget to go over to the tech talk news over on the YouTube channel for the tech news of the day. This is Susan Bradley for CSO Online. Thank you again. And see you next week.
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