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Vladislav Denishev is an independent expert, helping small and medium businesses excel by analyzing and improving their processes, technology and human capital in a systematic way. He works in the intersection of three domains: (1) Innovation and Digital Transformation, (2) Information Technology and (3) Educational Technologies. Find out more at Systematic Brains.
HTTPS is a must for every website nowadays: Users are looking for the padlock when providing their details; Chrome and Firefox explicitly mark websites that provide forms on pages without HTTPS as being non-secure; it is an SEO ranking factor; and it has a serious impact on privacy in general.
Additionally, there is now more than one option to get an HTTPS certificate for free, so switching to HTTPS is only a matter of will.