Why You Need an SSL Certificate NOW

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By Becky Livingston
The Accountant’s Social Media Handbook

In 2017, Google implemented a mandatory requirement for all websites that appear in its Chrome search engine to have an SSL certificate. That requirement went into full effect in July 2018.

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The protocol uses an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate, which encrypts information sent between your website and its server. Even if you have a ShareFile, DropBox, portal, etc., on your site, SSL is an additional layer of protection for any forms that may be completed (e.g., contact us, lead generation forms, download forms, etc.), emails that may be sent, and more.