Owners of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) should follow these IT security best practices to protect their data and gain a competitive advantage.
With the introduction of Google's HTTPS Strict Transport Security (HSTS) preload program, TLDs owned by the search giant will now enforce HTTPS by default.
Since January, cybercriminals have responded to browser security enhancements by increasing their use of HTTPS in phishing sites.
There are countless benefits to moving web infrastructure to support the HTTPS protocol, but it's not as simple as swapping one protocol for another.
Google launched its own root certificate authority as part of a push to implement the secure web protocol HTTPS across all its services and products.
Despite Apple's plans to begin enforcing its App Transport Security standard at the start of 2017, many iOS app developers are still dragging their feet.
A security researcher recently discovered a software vulnerability that allows attackers to exploit the way applications respond to HTTP CONNECT requests.
An HTTPS connection may reduce the attack surface of a browser, but it really doesn't help if the website doesn't use cookie encryption.
WPAD is an easy way to grab proxy information and get browsers online. When it comes to security, however, this protocol doesn't make the grade.