Why Your Website Needs an SSL Certificate

Is your website secure?


BCI Media Services is diligently attempting to prepare our clients for the release of Chrome 68. Beginning in July of this year, websites without an SSL certificate will be marked as “not secure” in Chrome’s web address bar. This warning can result in reduced website engagement and highlights the possibility of data breaches. Here’s what you need to know about SSL certificates.

What is an SSL Certificate?

An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate securely allows encrypted communication between a web browser and a web server. When installed on a web server, an SSL certificate will authenticate the identity of the website, thus informing users that the website they are browsing is safe. It will also encrypt any data transmitted between the web browser and web server, providing a higher level of security.

Why You Need an SSL Certificate on Your Website

Making your website SSL compliant decreases the risk of sensitive data getting into the hands of hackers. This information includes usernames, passwords, emails, credit card numbers, etc. An SSL certificate also helps to reduce identity theft, and provides a safe exchange of information between the website and the internet browser.

If you have any questions about SSL certificates or would like to contact about BCI about installing an SSL certificate on your website, please contact us at services@bcimedia.com.