In today's digital age, the importance of securing data as it travels between systems cannot be overstated. "TLS and Encrypting Data in Transit" is a comprehensive course tailored specifically for developers and engineering teams, offering a deep dive into the intricacies of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. Participants will gain insights into the mechanics of TLS, understanding both its vulnerabilities and the measures in place to ensure data remains confidential and unaltered during transit.The course delves into various critical components of TLS.
It demystifies the TLS Handshake, decoding the initial process of setting up a secure connection and shedding light on the phases involved, as well as the role of certificates and keys. A reflection on previous vulnerabilities in TLS is also included, allowing learners to understand the implications of historical breaches and how they can fortify current systems.Additionally, participants will grasp the significance of HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security), a web server directive that ensures secure connections by preventing protocol downgrade attacks and cookie hijacking.
By the conclusion of this course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of how TLS operates and its pivotal role in data encryption.
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