SSL/TLS public-key encryption is the industry standard for data protection and is used to secure web transactions for much of the internet. Its secure encryption protects privileged data in transit and provides trust and anonymity to users. But it also offers cover for bad actors who use SSL/TLS to exploit that trust and anonymity to cloak their activities. Enterprise IT leaders must employ comprehensive SSL/TLS inspection methodologies to mitigate the risks hidden in encrypted traffic.
This white paper examines the risk posed by encrypted threats; considers the business, privacy, and security implications of managing that risk; and presents constructive measures for balancing security needs with employee privacy rights. In the end, the best way for IT leadership to ensure the rights of the individual employee is to protect the organization from threats and attacks.