What is the Strict-Transport-Security Security Header

Imagine if you are in a coffee shop and using public wifi. A hacker is also in the same coffee shop on the same wifi. You are purchasing something off of an insecure website. Little do you know that the hacker on the same wifi network is monitoring your traffic with a packet sniffer(a tool to monitor your doings online).

Without the Strict-Transport-Security Security Header, your transaction is not secure. The security header tells your browsers to initiate a secure connection.

Jacob Billings
PhD Candidate - Complex Systems
I am a software engineer, linguist, and researcher of Complex Systems. I hold a bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Utah, a Master’s degree in linguistics from Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala City, and I am a doctoral candidate in Complex Systems at the Polytechnic University in Madrid, Spain.

Software Development: I bring over 20 years of experience in developing software for multiple clients in various environments. I have a solid knowledge of PHP, Javascript, MySQL, NoSQL, Python, and Java.

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to work on projects for some of the most recognized brands on the planet. Brands like Marriott Hotels, Microsoft, Ashland Chemical, Capital One Credit Cards, Cadbury Schweppes, GE and more. This has given me an in-depth understanding of my client's challenges as they grow. I know how to get a company from startup to maturity with technology. My specialties are in E-commerce(specifically Magento), process automation, and security.