Keeping Your Site Secure I: SSL

You run a website and everything is secure. But suddenly you receive a message. Big corporations are being hacked and their customer’s data is being leaked. Suddenly you realise, you don’t have the same level of security as those big corporations. So what can you do?

The first step is securing your site. This is our series of site security posts that will help you protect your site against malicious threats.

You Need An SSL

Do you ever feel like your website is just a small-time spy in a sea of high-stakes internet espionage? Well, I’ve got some good news for you: getting an SSL certificate for your website can help give you an edge over the competition and make your website a safer place for your customers’ sensitive information.

So get ready to handcuff your private data briefcase to your wrist in our secret agent guide to keeping your site secure.

What is SSL?

First of all, what is an SSL certificate? Basically, it’s a little digital thumbprint that says “this website is legitimate and secure.” It does this by encrypting the data that’s sent between your website and your customers’ browsers, making it much harder for anyone to steal sensitive information like credit card numbers or login credentials.

Basically, an SSL certificate is like a special gadget straight out of Q Branch, encrypting the data sent between your website and your customers’ browsers, making it much harder for anyone to steal credit card numbers or login credentials. Just like James Bond has the best gadgets in the business, you want to make sure your website’s information is well protected.

Picture it like a secret decoder ring for your website. Only people that you trust can read the message, but not any strangers. And just like a secret decoder ring, an SSL certificate makes your website a secret club that only authorized members can access.

But that’s not all an SSL certificate can do for your small business website.

It’s SEO Approved

Having an SSL certificate can also give you a little boost in search engine rankings. Google and other search engines are always on the lookout for ways to make the internet a safer place, so they tend to favour websites that have SSL certificates. It’s like having a personal reference from Google, that your website is a legitimate business and not a phishing scam.

Lock It Down

In addition to that, an SSL certificate can also instil trust in your customers. When a customer sees the little green padlock icon in their browser and the “HTTPS” in your website’s URL, they know that their information is safe with you. It’s like a little “we care about your security” sign on the door of your website.

SSL provide you with a padlock saying your site is safe.

Watch Your Back

But perhaps the biggest benefit of having an SSL certificate for your small business website is that it can help you avoid potential lawsuits. If a customer’s sensitive information is stolen because your website wasn’t secure, you could be facing a very expensive legal battle. It’s like having a safe on your website that protects all your valuable information and keeps you away from any legal trouble.

Now, I know what you might be thinking: “all of this sounds great, but SSL certificates can be pretty expensive.” And you’re right, they can be. But the good news is that there are now many affordable options available for small businesses. It’s like finding a great deal on a safe for your website, instead of spending a fortune on it.

If you’re looking for an affordable SSL certificate on your site then get in touch with us! Let’s Secure Your Site

In Summary

In conclusion, if you’re a small business owner with a website, getting an SSL certificate is a no-brainer. It can give you a boost in search engine rankings, instil trust in your customers, and help you avoid potential lawsuits. And with the many affordable options now available, there’s really no excuse not to get one. So what are you waiting for? Go get that SSL certificate and keep your data and your customer’s private information safe!