With every new website that we build and host, we use SSL to secure its pages. The biggest benefit of this, aside from protecting your administrative login credentials, is that you’ll realize better search engine ranking on Google and Bing. It’s part of the industry’s effort to keep data secure and safe, no matter what it is.
We’ve been avid readers of the website “Search Engine Watch” for a couple of decades now and trust much of what they have to say concerning SEO. Here is a great article by Jesse Moore, on Search Engine Watch, that discusses the benefits of using SSL to increase raking: https://searchenginewatch.com/2017/08/15/switching-to-https-is-it-really-worth-it/