Encryption Coming for All Websites

Last year, Google announced a couple of changes to how it was going to be handling websites that were not encrypted. If a site was not accessible via HTTPS:// (versus the un-encrypted HTTP://), it would rank lower in search engine results. Additionally, a ‘Not Secure’ label would be placed by the websites URL in the URL bar.

To respond to these changes, UF Health Web Services will be adding certificates to all public-facing sites over the coming months to ensure that our sites and the data transmitted through them (like form entries, for example) are encrypted during transmission. No action should be necessary on the part of site owners, however.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please reach out to us at webservices@ahc.ufl.edu and we will be happy to clarify any details of these changes and how they are being addressed.

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Jeffrey Stevens

Jeff Stevens is the Assistant Web Manager for UF Health Web Services. He focuses on user experience, information architecture, content strategy, and usability.

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