What exactly is SSL? Do you need SSL for your website? How can SSL secure and protect your sensitive data? Let’s dive right in.
The recent Equifax data breach has made a lot of people uneasy about the security of their data and personal information online. Hackers were able to access thousands of people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers. Also, frighteningly, credit card numbers for about 209,000 people were breached.
The simple fact is, now more than ever, much of our sensitive info is stored online in some context, which makes it inherently at-risk. You’re probably thinking that if a large corporation like Equifax could be compromised, how can small online retailers or service providers ensure the security of your information during a transaction? Well, one widely used tactic is what’s known as SSL encryption.
SSL has gone from a smart add-on to a must-have. Beyond simply protecting your customers and clients, SSL encryption will also give you a boost in your Google ranking, which can aid you in attracting more business. If you’re considering launching a website, or upgrading your current protection, Websites Depot can help. We strongly recommend acquiring an SSL certificate for all of our clients, and we’re experts at developing safely secured websites.
Call us today at (323) 922-5959, or reach out via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about what we can do for your business.