Plain HTTP is unencrypted and human-readable. This means that if a malicious actor was to eavesdrop on your connection, they would be able to see all of your data flowing back and forth.
You should use HTTPS, which is HTTP over an encrypted (TLS) connection, meaning eavesdroppers cannot read your traffic.
HTTP traffic can be intercepted and the contents read
Enforce the use of HTTPS for ElasticSearch
The following example will fail the aws-elastic-search-enforce-https check.
The following example will pass the aws-elastic-search-enforce-https check.