Security is something we all think about. Whether we make sure we have a firewall running to keep bad people from getting on our network or computers, run antivirus or malware scanners to make sure we didn't accidentally install something bad or making sure the site we are about to provide our personal information to has that little lock icon in the address bar. Security of our personal information or transactions across the Internet is always a concern.

If you are reading this page it means you're a little curious to how Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) works. What "really" defines the "S" for security in an HTTPS website and what's involved in that process? Who determines if a site is secure and how is that security validated? Are some HTTPS sites more secure than others and how can we tell if a site is "truly" secure and not a forgery? All of these are great questions and it's good you are here and want to know the answers.

To help answer all these questions and more, we turn your attention to the Certificate Authority Council. The Certificate Authority Council is compromised of leading experts who promote best practice in the deployment, execution and implementation of web certificates the world depends on to validate a website as certified "trusted". Web security is important to everyone to insure a safe and operational web experience for everyone. Follow the link to read more and gain further understanding of the technology and "chain of trust" behind what makes an HTTPS site secure and more.


The basics of HTTPS certificates