It was just brought to our attention through a news tip that some of the city's websites, including the two separate Lake/Everett roundabout project websites - Found at /LakeRoad (original) and lakeroadconstruction (second) - do not use HTTPS. It has not been made clear publicly why the city incurred the cost and confusion of a second project website for the same Lake/Everett project, especially puzzling when the original website has already been distributed and discussed for almost a year at this point?
HTTPS is the more secure type of website and every reputable company who's site you've visited for years now uses HTTPS. Outside of being insecure, not switching to HTTPS now has secondary impacts like lowering your webpage's ranking in search results like Google - which might be why a google search for "lake road construction" does not result in a link to cityofcamas.us/lakeroadconstruction, (on the first seven pages we checked at least). It can also make web pages entirely inaccessible in some browsers.
This article goes into this idea a bit. It's from a technology news site from back in 2018 when Google was first deciding to seriously enforce this needed enhancement that most had adopted, even back then. Back then, in July 2018, Google started to mark all unencrypted HTTP websites as “not secure,” in user's browsers (as you can see in the attached image when accessing city websites).
Who is missing the information on these pages due to the insecure management? And what is the city leaving us vulnerable to with this oversight?