43% of cyber attacks target small businesses. Google is doing their part to insure a secure web. As a small business you can reduce your chances of attack by providing users a secure website. Providing security enhances the user’s faith in the small business so it’s a win-win for everyone.
Since 2010, Google has been pushing developers to create secure websites. As of 2018, they are taking action against those who have not heeded their warning. Google Chrome now flags unsecured websites and significantly reduces the traffic to those sites. Below is an example of how unsecured websites will show to the public.
Here is how you can know if your site is secure:
Look at the full url of your website.
Look for the letter ‘s’ within the first 5 letters of the url.
(example of a secure website on Chrome)
If you’re not sure how to find the url, call me, Shauna Jarvis, at 580-302-5713 and I will check it for you.
If your website is not secure, contact your web developer and ask what is being done to secure it. If you were looking to update your site and now find it is not secure, today may be the time for a fresh start. Call me and we will schedule a time to review your site and make sure you're being found by the people who need your services or products the most.
Here at Sooner Technology, we do our best to keep you informed of issues that directly impact your business.
Sources: Snapshots taken from Google’s Security Blog & Firefox's web browser