The state of Internet security is a constant battle between newly understood threats and the defences designed to deal with them. In recent years, the focus has been on improving the security of transport layer connections, resulting in significant security improvements in the Internet. What additional things should we focus on in the future?
The web is quickly moving towards HTTPS everywhere – or at least almost everywhere. Whether they like it or not, application and network service providers will have to adopt HTTPS for all their traffic in the near future, and as this requires preparation, it is time to start planning.
In this blog post we describe the reasons behind the recent explosion of encrypted HTTPS traffic, why this trend is likely to continue, and the new mechanisms that service and network provides can use to cope with this challenge.