Why are SSL Certificates Important

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Why are SSL Certificates  important

… for all users?  Because we must have Encrypted Security.

The primary security reason why SSL certificates are protecting  sensitive information sent across the Internet by encryption is so that only the intended recipient can access it. Making sure sensitive information you send on the Internet issecurely translated from computer to computer to the destination server.

Failure to understand this security risk can cause all kinds of trouble.

The discoveries of vulnerabilities and increase in organized cyber-attacks in the recent years, have made consumers more and more aware of security and SSL.  DDOS attacks are back!

Fundamentally, all SSL certificates do the same thing. They encrypt information during SSL/TLS negotiations. Correctly installed and configured, both https:// and the padlock will show.

Whoa! I’ve heard about SSL, what does TLS have to do with it?

If only it was that simple … read on.

Why An SSL Certificate Is Important For Your Company Website

With the evolution of the internet, the solutions for better protection of websites increase — and so does the creativity of cybercriminals. For several years now, organizations like Google have been working toward making the web a safer place.  They are doing this by encouraging website owners to use the HTTPS protocol that ensures the data sent from your computer to the site you’re browsing is encrypted and securely transmitted.
This July, the safety measures will become even more rigorous. With the release of Chrome 68, Google will mark all sites that haven’t adopted HTTPS as not secure. All others will continue to be displayed with green https letters in the URL, which means they are secured by an SSL certificate.

Is It Important To Have An SSL Certificate?

If you still need convincing, here are several important reasons:

• Increasing site security: First and foremost, SSL certificates protect the sensitive data transmitted from and to your website. Such information can be login details, signups, addresses and payment or personal information. SSL certificates will encrypt the connection and help protect your visitors’ data from being misused by attackers.

• Safety for all your subdomains: A specific type of SSL certificate known as a Wildcard lets you secure your main site and all its subdomains (like blog.yourdomain.com or shop.yourdomain.com) with one single SSL certificate.
• Credibility and trust for your customers: A significant benefit of SSL certificates is the fact that they will help you gain visitors’ trust. Your website will be displayed with a security padlock in the address bar of the browser. This will indicate that the connection is secure and will show your website’s visitors that you take their privacy seriously.
• SEO advantages: Another benefit of having an SSL certificate installed is the SEO improvement in rankings that your site will get. In line with their HTTPS everywhere initiative, Google gives websites with encrypted connections a slight rankings boost. Although the boost may not be substantial, having an SSL will give you an advantage over your competitors who don’t have certificates yet.

 

Please feel free to use the link to read the full article.  I have covered the main points for your consideration.

 

Imho… failure to provide a secure environment for your viewers and users is not an option.  In this day and age there is no excuse for poor security.
Other Resources:
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2 comments

  1. What a great and informative post Fran We should all keep our online presence as secure as possible

    1. Thanks Beth! Everyone is accountable for good security online as are owners and users alike.

      If they were, then phishing and ransomeware and so many irritating virus and trojans would be a thing of the past.

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