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Looking Under the Rock: Deployment Strategies for TLS Decryption- A Master's Degree Presentation

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM EST (2018-02-28 15:30:00 UTC)
  • Chris Farrell

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Attackers can freely exfiltrate confidential information all while under the guise of ordinary web traffic. A remedy for businesses concerned about these risks is to decrypt the communication to inspect the traffic, then block it if it presents a risk to the organization. However, these solutions can be challenging to implement. Existing infrastructure, privacy and legal concerns, latency, and differing monitoring tool requirements are a few of the obstacles facing organizations wishing to monitor encrypted traffic. TLS decryption projects can be successful with proper scope definition, an understanding of the architectural challenges presented by decryption, and the options available for overcoming those obstacles.

Speaker Bio

Chris Farrell

A senior information security architect, Chris leads the incident response program for Navient, Inc., a leading provider of financial services in the education, healthcare, and government sectors. His daily responsibilities include security architecture, risk assessments, threat hunting, incident response, digital forensics, and reverse-engineering. He has a B.S in Computer Information Technology, an M.S. in Information Security Engineering, and over 10-years’ experience in the information security. He also holds the following certifications: GSE, GSEC-Gold, GCIH, GPEN, GCPM, GCFA, GREM, GCIA-Gold, GNFA and CISSP. Chris is passionate about getting something to do more than it was ever originally intended to do, and being able to come up with that perfect analogy at the right moment to help someone understand a tough topic. He is a candidate for the Master of Science degree in Information Security Engineering from the SANS Technology Institute. 


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