Does Your Website Comply?
No SSL Certificate - maybe not.
Not Secure Website’s Highlighted
With Google’s next update of their Chrome browser (version 62) it will start showing a “Not Secure” message on all sites that do not have an SSL Certificate.
This will impact visitors’ confidence and how patients interact with your website.
Currently 50% of searchers use Chrome as their browser of choice.
No SSL Certificate
Healthcare compliance guidelines advise doctors that they must have SSL encryption installed on their website to protect patient data. Your SSL key safeguards any patient transfers entered in a form field.
This “Not Secure” message will appear on all pages with contact forms, registration forms, or information request fields.
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Google indexes and rewards websites that use SSL. So SSL Certification will boost your search rankings.
According to Google, “Passwords and credit cards are not the only types of data that should be private. Any type of data that users input on a website should not be accessible to others on the network, so the “Not secure” warning will show where any patient types data onto non-HTTPS sites.
What is Encryption?
An HTTPS connection adds a blanket of security over data transfers.
Encryption, is the process of changing information in such a way as to make it unreadable by anyone except those possessing special knowledge (usually referred to as a "key") that allows them to change the information back to its original, readable form.
Encryption prevents eavesdropping, protects the integrity of data to prevent corruption in transfer, and provides authentication to ensure communication only with the intended website. This allows you to securely protect data that you don't want anyone else to have access to.
Practices use encryption to protect your patient personal information and possible identity theft.
SSL Certificate - is a small data file that digitally bind a cryptographic key to your practice’s details. When installed on your web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol (over port 443) and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser.
HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol is a standard method of transferring data between a web server and a web browser
HTTPS - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure is the secure version of HTTP
SSL - Secure Sockets Layer is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral