While browsing the internet, you may have noticed that some sites begin with “http://” while others begin with “https://”. What does the “s” after “http” stand for? In this case, it lets you know that the domain has been secured using a secure sockets layer, or SSL. SSL provides an encrypted connection between a website and your browser. If an attacker were to try to collect information being submitted to an SSL-secured website, the attacker would receive only encrypted data that could not be easily understood.