What is SSL and why do I need it?

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Now, more than ever, it’s important to make sure that your data is secure. Contact us now and we’ll help you achieve this.

If you’re unsure about the technological side of security, then we’ve created a handy post to help explain what it’s all about.

 

What does SSL mean and how does it work?

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and is the technology which keeps an internet connection secure.

Businesses have to acquire an SSL Certificate, which needs to be installed on their server. Once complete, every connection between server and browser is encrypted.

This means that potential hackers won’t be able to read or modify any of the information transferred.

 

Why do I need a secure website?

There are several reasons why your site should worry about applying a website security certificate. These include:

  • Provide a trusted browsing experience for visitors
  • Perform well in Google rankings (SEO)
  • Helps to demonstrate GDPR compliancy
  • Show your users that you care about their data

An SSL certificate is proof of your company’s identity and authentication.

 

Chameleon-i and SSL

At Chameleon-i, we can manage an SSL certificate for you and keep your users secure.

We will:

  1. Register your organisation
  2. Manage the application
  3. Renew your certificate when needed

You won’t have to worry about a thing – Chameleon-i will take care of it all.

Now, more than ever it’s important to make sure data is secure. Google prioritises sites that have an SSL certificate and is pushing for HTTPS across the internet.

Contact us to discuss your SSL certificate today and get your recruitment site above your competitors.

 

What happens if my website isn’t secure?

Google will flag up your website as ‘Not Secure’ if you don’t have an SSL Certificate. This is order to let users know that their information may be at risk.

HTTPS is now mandatory in Chrome 68, which means that any website still served via HTTP will receive a negative visual indicator. ‘Not Secure’ will show next to the URL in the address bar.

Not only is this warning ominous, but as you can imagine, users may leave your site for a website that is secure instead.

Google could also rank your website lower in the Search Engine Results Page (SERPs) and undo any hard-earned SEO work your team has done.

 

SSL and HTTPS

You’re probably wondering about the technical aspects of keeping user secure online – or you’re not and it’s all a bit complicated.

Either way, hopefully, the following makes some sense:

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) appears in the URL when a website is secured by an SSL Certificate. If you click on the padlock, you will be told that your information is private when sent to this site.

Through HTTPS computers use a code in order to encrypt the messages so that they cannot be read by hackers.

Only the sender or the receiver who know the code can read the message.

The code is used on a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to send the information back and forth.

Information such as credit card details or passwords will be kept private and the padlock will let you know that the site you are using is completely secure.

 

SEO and SSL

Holding a security certificate will make you a favourable website in the eyes of Google.

The following benefits will be seen:

  • Google confirmed that HTTPS encryption will give you an SEO boost
  • HTTPS sites load faster than HTTP sites
  • Visitors may abandon your site if they can’t trust it

If you’re looking to improve your website rankings then it’s important to get a security certificate to show your authenticity.

 

GDPR and SSL

Now that GDPR has arrived, online security has never been more important.

SSL certificates protect users as it encrypts the data sent between browser and server.

This means that the risk of data breach is reduced and having SSL means that you are helping your online business become compliant with GDPR.

 

I hope that you’ve found this post useful in understanding the importance of keeping you secure. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you.

 

2018-09-01T11:20:15+00:00 15/08/2018|Categories: GDPR, Our Software|

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