With recent news releases about Equifax and Yahoo data breaches, along with so many others this past year, this message to our clients seems somewhat timely. In recent months Kompani Group took steps to secure all of our client websites with SSL – Secure Socket Layer – a technology used to encrypt data being transmitted from browser-to-server. Once reserved for ecommerce websites that transfer credit card information or health provider websites transmitting patient data, SSL is now being utilized to secure all varieties of websites.
We took these steps of our own accord for two reasons: 1) Security, plain and simple. 2) As security is an increasingly important tenet of websites, a secure website is now also a factor Google uses in determining rank position in search results. Google wants to deliver its customers to secure locations, so having that ‘s’ in the https:// is now one of the variables they use to qualify sites.