Browsers are starting to flag websites as ‘not secure’. Once high ranking sites are now dropping like the proverbial fly. You thought the headache of having a business website for your clients was over after Mobilegeddon. But now, you really do not have a choice. Unless, being recognised as unsafe by search engines and browsers seem fine for your website or business. Most browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, IE, and Edge) have stated that they will only support HTTP/2 over TLS, which makes encryption de facto mandatory.
And of course, I am not stopping there. HTTP/2 signals the upgrading of all the cyber security aspects to your business. Open-source content management system systems (CMS) like WordPress seemed great for the novice. But now thousands of CMS built sites are being hacked with their databases sold on the dark market. On average 30,000 websites are hacked every day. What is worse is many site owners have no idea that malware or spam was added to their site. 2017 has marked new heights in the cyber threat status as NHS websites HACKED by ISIS-linked cyber terrorists to display grim photos of Syria's war horrors, show us that even the biggest institutions are not immune.
Sounds scary, right? No. HTTP/2 will make applications such as websites faster, simpler, and more robust. And a move away from template driven sites has already begun. The internet will be a safe place. Your online business clients can have the peace of mind without the fear of being phished or hacked from your website. Encryption will be paramount throughout the online world. But encryption alone does not hold up against the barrage of threats being reported to us every day. The key is being unique in coding systems. The open Source world is great for innovation and promising community driven technology, but lazy programming has led us to some horrendous security breaches by simple copy/pasting coding. Custom/Bespoke programmed sites and applications with strong unique encryption are the necessary standard today.