You may have noticed the abbreviation Http (for Hypertext Transfer Protocol) when searching on a search engine like Google. This is the beginning of a URL in the results and is also displayed in your browser. It is a communication protocol that is also available in a secure version, the Https (S for Security). Sites operating in Https guarantee Internet users a secure connection with data encryption. Webmasters need to get an SSL certificate, which is shown by the small padlock you may have seen in your browser before the beginning of a web address.