Full Stack Web Development

VSH01 Encrypting the Web


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Intermediate

Robert Boedigheimer

Principal Systems Developer

Schwan's Home Delivery

Does your entire Web site require HTTPS? If it doesn't now, it better soon! The Chrome team just announced starting in July 2018 it will label all HTTP pages as "not secure." Most browsers also require HTTPS to use new features like HTTP/2, service workers and progressive Web apps. Discover the many benefits of using HTTPS beyond just confidentiality, including integrity and trust. Review adoption strategies, including how to use HTTP response headers such as Strict-Transport-Security (HSTS) and Content-Security-Policy. Learn about the misconceptions of HTTPS, and that it isn't as difficult to implement as you think.

You will learn:

  • The common misconceptions of HTTPS
  • The major benefits of a Web site that completely uses HTTPS
  • Techniques for converting your existing Web site