Is your website flagged as ‘NOT SECURE’
On October 24 2017, websites not using a secure HTTPS connection will be flagged as ‘NOT SECURE’ when customers visit.
This is being driven by Google actively pushing towards a more secure web for all users. Part of that is to have the secure HTTP * across all sites.
HTTPS also makes it difficult for hackers, internet providers and Big Brother to see what you are doing. Some of you may have already noticed a change in browsing as in January 2017, Chrome flagged sites identified as collecting credit card data with SSL certification installed.
If your website actively collects any customer data, even by way of a contact form you should consider SSL Certification. Having a website flagged as ‘Not Secure’ is never a good look and easily makes visitors confused, nervous and leads them into thinking there are security issues with the website.
There are many SSL certificate options available in varying price ranges but it’s important to pick the right one for your website.
Contact us for help deciding and installing right SSL certification needed for your business website
*HTTPS – Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) – Think of it as a trusted handshake between you and your customer as it activates a padlock and https protocol to allow secure connections from a web server to a browser. Typically used to secure credit card transactions, data transfer and logins, it has become the norm for secure browsing.