The Google Push for All Websites to Adopt Encryption is Here. Website Warnings to Begin October 2017.

FROM THE INTERWEBS - Google wants to kill the unencrypted internet, and beginning October 2017 its Chrome browser will flag two thirds of the web as "NOT SECURE."

Google wants everything on the web to be traveling over a secure channel. That's why in just a few short months your Chrome browser will flag unencrypted websites by displaying the words "Not Secure" to the left of your website's URL in the browser address bar.

With this upcoming change in Chrome, Google makes it clear that the web of the future should all be encrypted, and all sites should be served over HTTPS.

This change will draw even more attention to the sites that are potentially insecure and will be impossible to miss because it's right next to your website address.

The rationale is that on every website served over HTTP the data exchanged between the site's server and the user is in the clear, meaning anyone with the ability to snoop on the connection, be it a hacker at a coffee shop or a repressive government, could steal passwords, private messages, or other sensitive information.

But HTTPS doesn't just protect user data, it also ensures that the user is really connecting to the right site and not an impostor one. This is important because setting up a fake version of a website users normally trust is a favorite tactic of hackers and malicious actors. HTTPS also ensures that a malicious third party can't hijack the connection and insert malware or censor information.

So Does This Affect My Website?

YES! Most websites do not use HTTPS, as this has primarily been reserved for e-commerce sites or those that process transactions, credit cards, or other sensitive user data. However, with this change, if your website has a contact form of any kind, this Not Secure warning will appear. And most every website has a contact form these days. But it won't stop there..

Google: "Eventually, we plan to show the "Not Secure" warning for all HTTP pages."

Google wants EVERY website to use HTTPS. And if it doesn't, your customers are going to get a big, scary "Not Secure" warning from their browser.

Recent browser statistics indicate that the Chrome browser is currently used by 76.7% of web users, so that means that more than 2/3 of visitors to your site will be affected by this warning.

It is our recommendation that ALL websites and Stratatomic clients should take immediate steps to secure their website with an SSL Certificate.

How Do I Move to HTTPS Encryption for My Website?
And What Does This Cost?

Making your website operate over HTTPS is as simple as having us install an SSL Certificate (SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer) that is issued by a third-party authority. SSL Certificates are renewable on an annual term and provide up to 256 bit encryption, thereby offering the highest level of encryption and security possible. The cost for this SSL Certificate and installation is $300/year.

For more information on this upcoming change, click here to read the Google Blog article on this subject.

SECURE YOUR WEBSITE TODAY - Contact Stratatomic today at 864.271.7021 or email us at to put our technical solutions to work for your business.

Stratatomic Honored With 2017 Interactive Media Award for Website

GREENVILLE, SC - Stratatomic has recently been honored with a 2017 Interactive Media Award in the Healthcare category for the Pathology Consultants website, now available online at

The Interactive Media Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. To learn more, please visit the IMA website at

The new website is based on the latest HTML5 technology and incorporates a "responsive" design that automatically adjusts to fit any screen size, including desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. The website features information on the practice's pathology and diagnostic services, which include Autopsy Pathology, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Dermatopathology, Forensic Pathology, Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology, Hematology and Hematopathology, Immunopathology/Histopathology, Pediatric Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Urologic Pathology, Cytopathology and Gynecologic Pathology. Other features include information on the practice's physicians, services, laboratory technology, patient forms, insurance information, and online bill payment portal and physician login.

Stratatomic will also provide Pathology Consultants with marketing materials and graphic design services.

Pathology Consultants, Inc., located in Greenville, SC, has offered highly specialized pathology expertise in a broad range of diagnostic services for over 40 years. All of the practice's pathologists are board-certified in anatomic and/or clinical pathology and are fellowship-trained in their respective subspecialties. Pathology Consultants, Inc. services the Greenville Hospital System, which includes Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greer Memorial Hospital, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Patewood Memorial Hospital, North Greenville Hospital, Oconee Memorial Hospital, Laurens County Memorial Hospital, and Baptist Easley Hospital. Pathology Consultants, Inc. is the only local pathology group that has an independent laboratory, with over 70 employees.

Stratatomic is Greenville's most awarded web design firm, and has been honored with various awards and accolades for outstanding web design and development, including a 2017 Interactive Media Award, 2016 WebAward, 2015 Interactive Media Award, 2014 Horizon Interactive Award (responsive website design), 2014 Horizon Interactive Award (email campaign), 2012 Horizon Interactive Award, 2010 Interactive Media Award, 2008 WebAward, 2007 Interactive Media Award, 2006 Horizon Interactive Award, and 2005 WebAward.

For more information, contact Stratatomic at 864.271.7021 or visit the website at

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