HTTP, the internet protocol you've been taking for granted for most of your web-surfing life, is headed for a big upgrade. The new HTTP/2 will bring faster loading times and more security options for web users. It will also better handle simultaneous requests without bogging down servers.
As points out, despite no new encryption standards built in (because of the influence of network operators and proxy vendors), there is still security within the protocol. It's operable with TLS standards, with many developers requiring the encryption standard in order for pages to load efficiently. This means many more sites will operate like HTTPS sites, which add an extra security layer of encryption to the existing HTTP protocol.