HTTPS should be the default and only method for all web traffic.
SecureUtah.org was created to help Utah achieve that goal.
View the UtahWatch project to see which of over 260 websites are protecting their visitors with good HTTPS. Spoiler alert: not very many!
Utah’s established IT companies, booming startup scene, and profitable VC industry have earned well-deserved attention for their services and business acumen. Implementing the best practices for securing web traffic should be an obvious choice for modern, tech-savvy companies that want to contribute to a better Internet.
Utah’s social culture places great value on personal responsibility, preparing for the unexpected, doing what’s ethically right, and proactively giving service to our neighbors and fellow residents. Choosing HTTPS is an opportunity for website owners to apply these principles to the online realm and protect the activity, data and devices of their visitors.
No other state has stepped up to promote and adopt HTTPS as a common-sense public safety initiative. Utah, like it has in many other areas of public policy, can and should set a good example and take the lead in advancing online protections. Our state website has received over 100 awards, more than any other state, and it should continue this trend by moving the entire Utah.gov domain to HTTPS.