Google is taking a step towards a safer internet by pushing websites to switch from HTTP to HTTPs. Why does this matter for your business? Google Chrome will begin flagging websites without HTTPS as “Not Secure”, which may deter potential users. Additionally, HTTP is bad for your SEO efforts. Google has stated that sites with HTTPS are given preference in Google search results, meaning that sites without HTTPS are returned significantly lower in search results.
The difference between HTTP and HTTPs can be confusing, so we’ve broken it down through this infographic.
As the internet expands and develops, so does web design. Over the past decade, thanks to the smartphone boom, websites designed for desktops have moved to interfaces that adjust to both large desktop screens and small phone screens.
Flashback to mid-2000’s: Responsive design was rarely useful. Most people only used the internet from a desktop, so it didn’t matter if your website looked good on mobile devices.
Now that we’re approaching the 2020’s, a mobile friendly website is no longer an option – it’s a necessity. 81% of consumers research a business before making a purchase decision and 51% of that traffic comes from mobile devices such as Smartphones or Tablets.
Many businesses have made strict choices to maintain both a website and a native app without giving much consideration to the possibility of this up and coming middle ground.
No matter your business, digitizing your operation is essential for increased workplace communication, productivity, and success. However, with this new digital frontier comes new problems, and even the most internet savvy individual may fall prey to some common issues of cyber security.
Navigating cyberspace is such a part our daily lives that we rarely consider the potential consequences of utilizing online conveniences. However, even the most experienced and well intentioned user may find themselves making detrimental cyber security mistakes every day. The key to avoiding mistakes is reassessing the most common cyber security myths and find how to truly protect ourselves and our businesses. Here are the 5 most common cyber security myths:
As you may be aware, a serious and vicious piece of malware made its rounds over this past weekend. It goes by many names, WannaCrypt, WannaCry, or Wncry, but the fact of the matter is it has already infected over 200,000 computers across more than 100 countries. Any un-patched computer may still be vulnerable to WannaCrypt and any of its variants. Researchers have announced that WannaCrypt 2.0 is beginning to spread along with other variants.