Is Your Website Secure?

Website Security

Website security is a pretty hot topic right now. Websites being hacked and people’s personal information being stolen are in the news everyday. Consider just this year. We have seen a major hotel group have customer data stolen from at least 1200 of their properties. A security breach at Arby’s compromised over 300,000 people’s credit cards and personal information. And let’s not forget the Equifax breach that affected over 140 million Americans. These incidents, and dozens others like them, remind us of the grave importance of protecting the security and integrity of private information. Not just our own, but our customers and clients. But how do we do that?

SSL Certificates & HTTPS

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is a global standard security technology that enables encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server. As a result, it is used by millions of online businesses and individuals. This decreases the risk of sensitive information being stolen or tampered with by hackers and identity thieves. Consequently these certificates are used on the Internet for HTTPS.

HTTPS verifies the identity of a website or web service for a connecting client, and encrypts nearly all information sent between the website or service and the user. Hence an increased level of security.There are 2 easy ways to tell if you are using a secure website. Both are found in the address bar. In the picture below, both indicators are highlighted:

secure website notification

The lock icon is present in all browsers. The icon is green in Firefox and Chrome, a solid gray in Safari, and an outline of a lock in Microsoft Edge. In Chrome the word secure is seen directly after the lock. The website address starts with https:// in all browsers. So when you see these, you know that your information is encrypted.

Secure Your Website

Google is marking non-https sites as insecure and states that secure sites are preferred in search results. As a result, if your site is not secure you are hurting your business!

phuriosa digital specializes in secure websites. We will secure your existing site or create a new secure site for you.

In addition to adding an extra level of security to your site – and increasing client trust – SSL certification factors into SEO and where you rank in search results. There’s simply no better time than right now to get an SSL Certificate for your website.

Get Your SSL Certificate

SSL is quickly becoming the standard procedure for websites. Half of the internet has already made the change to https, and updating your site now can “future-proof” your business.

But, adding an SSL Certificate isn’t easy, especially if you aren’t comfortable making backend technical changes to your website. That’s why we’re here to help! We have the know-how and experience to make the change as seamlessly as possible. So, why not contact us and we will expertly secure your website.

In conclusion, if you have any questions or you’d like to learn more, fill out the form below. We can discuss your site and the process for adding an SSL Certificate.

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