In a few weeks all users who are signed into Google Account will use search solution over SSL certificate with protocol: https://www.google.com.
SSL certificate is rising on-line security. Now, even search terms and search results will be encrypted and secured from being intercepted by a third party. It is especially important when Internet access is offered by free hotspots, unknown providers etc.
Users who are not signed into a Google Account may also use the https:// protocol. It will not work automatically. The "s" has to be typed into the URL address.
Google uses Thawte SSL certificates. See details at Google Support.
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), which is the center of knowledge about cyber security in Europe, organizes as every year in October the European Cyber Security Month. The campaign is starting in a few days. What is its purpose and how can you participate in it?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a 99-article regulation meant to protect the private data of Europeans in IT systems. Announced in 2016, covers a broad variety of topics and will go into effect as a requirement on May 25, 2018. GDPR applies to any company doing business in Europe even if it is located elsewhere.
In November this year we wrote about the need to replace SSL certificates issued by Symantec Group. Find out the dates when you need to re-issue your certificates.