Website Security: All About SSL

PhishingFor those who have grown up in a world with computers and the World Wide Web, the internet doesn’t seem like a shiny new toy, but a staple of society. However, in reality, the internet is still relatively new and has come quite a long way from where it once was. To put this in perspective, only about 15% of the American population used the internet only fifteen years ago. In only a short period of time, we have made the jump from 15% to 80% of Americans using the internet.

As we continue to increase the amount of time we spend each day online, it’s important for us to learn how we can protect ourselves. For those who have their own websites for business, it is essential to learn about SSL.

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer security and has been around since 1995. Since its beginning, SSL has grown into a universal program used to secure websites. The program is essentially very straightforward to use; requiring only a small portion of code to be installed onto the site by the owner in order to create a secure connection.

Once SSL is installed, a more intricate system is used to survey the server, browser, and the data-center used by the certificate provider in order to ensure a safe and secure connection. The program then encrypts information being sent to prevent hackers from gaining access to sensitive information. SSL can also be used to authenticate web sites that help ensure an owner of a site is in fact, the owner.

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  • Structured Cabling
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