You may have heard about or told you need to get SSL Certificates for your website. That may have led to questions about what it is and if it’s really that big of a deal. It is actually a big deal and so we’ve compiled seven reasons why you need SSL Certificates. But before we jump into that, here is a summary of the who, what, when, where, why and how of SSL Certificates.
Gone are the days when your business was only accessible between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or maybe a few more hours depending on the company you have. With the internet, your online store is not just your company’s global face. It also tells customers that you are open for business 24/7. This makes it possible to make a sale even while you sleep.
Distributed Denial of Service – DDoS – statistics show there is no decline in the number of attacks being launched or in the scope and impact of these attacks. In fact, DDoS data from Link11 for the second quarter of 2019 shows that there was a 97 percent year-on-year increase in average attack bandwidth for the period. It says the average attack bandwidth, for the same period in 2018, jumped from 3.3 Gbps to 6.6 Gbps in 2019, making it extremely easy to simultaneously overload the broadband connections for many companies.
A secure website is vital to your online success. Cybercriminals are everywhere, they make a living by stealing personal data from unsuspecting website owners. Data is a very valuable asset. So valuable that it is like gold or to put another way, the backbone of our world. Likewise, we disperse like a circuit that channels electricity. No wonder, cybercriminals target websites to steal or sell sensitive data for fraud and other malicious deeds.