The Age of Encryption

by Wes Whitteker
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute Encryption & Authentication encryption & vpns

Over the last few years, there has been an increasing movement toward encrypting Internet communication. Though this movement increases the confidentiality of transmitted information, it also severely limits the ability of security tools to analyze Internet traffic for malicious content. This paper investigates the growth of encrypted Internet traffic (i.e. HTTPS) and its impact on Cybersecurity. This paper also proposes an open source solution for decrypting and inspecting Internet traffic accommodating IPv4 and v6 for both home and small-to-medium sized business (SMB) use.