Most of you would like to enhance the prospects of your business. The use of digital technologies can help you in your quest for growth. However, it is the same technology that increases your online risks. The dark web and hackers can wreak havoc on your website and your growth plans. The costs incurred by a business due to a data breach can be immense. It can lead to loss of customer trust, lawsuits and even draw regulatory notices followed by severe penalties. Studies show that cybercrime had cost businesses over US$ 2 trillion in 2019, and the average cost of a data breach is US$ 3.9 million.
It is the reason for the exponential increase in the prospects of the cybersecurity industry. The increasing spate of cyberattacks has required businesses to be on their guard. It has led to more enterprises choosing an SSL certificate to safeguard their website and networks. Let us first know a bit about them.
What is HTTPS?
To protect your website, you must move to the HTTPS protocol. It will help you to encrypt the communication you have with the visitors to your website. The communication will be locked using a primary key, and no one other than the recipient can understand the communication. You can choose one from among the numerous ones that are available online. Your details and that of the website will be validated before the Certificate Authority can provide the SSL security. Installation is easy, and it does not take much you may take the help of the support team if required. SSL deals with below advantages:
Enhances customer trust
An SSL certificate will provide the trust in the visitors when they see the padlock in the address bar. Moreover, it is also necessary to install one if you are an e-commerce site as you must adhere to the PCI-DSS guidelines.
Reduced risks of phishing
If you have the SSL security in place, the chances of anyone making a copy of your website and undertake phishing activities minimizes.
Protects your data
It will also protect against hackers having unauthorized access to the back end of the website. Communication with visitors is also encrypted.
Enhances search engine rank
Search engines need to ensure safer browsing. As a result, they mark unsafe HTTP websites as “Not Secure” Such warnings can drive visitors away from your website.
How can I view the security on my browser?
It is simple to view an SSL certificate, but it may vary marginally across different browsers. First, you have to click the padlock in all cases. We will learn how to view it in various browsers.
Viewing on Google Chrome
Google has made several changes in the way how you can view the SSL security through the browser. You can see the details through the Developer tools. You enter the website whose details you wish to see and click on the three dots. A menu opens up, and you click on “More Tools” and then the “Developer Tools” tab.
As a next step, click on the “Security” tab, which will open up a window from where you can click on the “View certificate” tab to check details.
Once you click on the tab, you will get a view like this.
You can click on the “Details” tab if you wish to view more details about the SSL certificate. The details can be copied to a file if you click on the “Copy to File” tab and the bottom.
You can also view details using the Secure origins entry.
The view will be as follows.
Alternatively, you can also click on the padlock in the address bar to open this view.
You have to click on the Valid tab to get into the details.
Viewing on Firefox
Firefox is also one of the commonly used browsers. So, how will you find the details of the SSL certificate of the website you are browsing on Firefox?
Visit the website that has the SSL security. You will see a green padlock on the address bar to the left of the URL. Click on it.
This window will open.
Against the “Connection” tab, there is an arrow. You have to click on it. A new window will open like the below.
Click on “More information”. On the new window that opens, you have to click on the “Security” tab.
In this window, click on the “View Certificate” tab. The details will be shown.
Viewing on Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer is another standard web browser that is used by users. Let us now see how you can get the details of the SSL certificate if you are using Internet Explorer.
First, visit the secure website on Internet Explorer. Click on the padlock, and you will find a drop-down menu.
It shows the name of the Certificate Authority upfront.
To get to know the details, you have to click on the “View certificates” tab. For more details, you must click on the “Details” tab.
The details will show up.
Viewing on Safari
We will round off this article by learning how to view the SSL certificate on Safari.
If you are visiting a website that is on HTTPS, you will come across the padlock in the address bar. Click on it to view the associated details. You have to click on the “Show Certificate” tab.
For further details, click on the “Details” tab.
The additional details will now show up. You can copy the information on a file by clicking on “Copy to File”.
You must ensure protection for your networks and website against unauthorized access. Data breaches by hackers can lead to severe problems and can even lead to the closure of your business.