Is your website secure?
Have you ever received a website link from someone you know only to click and this message opens up in the browser; ‘the website you are trying to access is not secure, do you want to continue?’ When this happens, we normally ignore the warning and continue. But what exactly does this mean? What causes this, should you be afraid?
In one of our subsequent blogs, we went deeper into what a website means. We defined it as a virtual premise over the internet. Who gets a premise and forgets to include locks? You need a few padlocks to keep your investment safe, not so? Read on let’s show you how.
A website is a virtual premise over the internet set up to attract clients and sales.
In the past when the Internet was still scarcely utilized, security wasn’t that of a big concern; however, with the growing dependence on websites especially for business, security is now a must. You must get secure locks for your website, the technology that ensures a website is safe is called SSL an acronym for Secure Sockets Layer, a standard security tool that ensures all activities on your website are safe.
This is done through a process known as “encryption.” During encryption, all communications e.g. email correspondences, filling in of sensitive form data, making payments, etc. are encrypted (hidden) from unauthorized parties and can’t be viewed nor accessed by anyone else. There are various ways you can apply these locks, here are the crucial areas to secure:
- Secure Emails – Only use the SSL settings to set up your emails.
- Secure Website – Make sure your website is https:// in the web browser and has a green padlock.
- Secure Content – Ensure your website has no links pointing to unsecure or unknown sites.
- Consult an Expert – Avoid using free website themes or templates if you aren’t familiar with coding.
The green lock in the browser bar and the “s” in https mean a site is secure in every language. You must have both showing to know that your website is safe and secure to use. If you value your website visitors and clients, then you would go an extra mile to protect them online and ensure their information and communication is secure at all the times.
Professionalism, empathy and integrity are very important in business. For any business to succeed online, clients need to be assured that their privacy, safety and security is a number one priority. At LOGOS, safety comes first, let’s show you how.