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Introduction to Computer Networks and Cybersecurity by J. David Irwin, Chwan-Hwa Wu

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Chapter 23

Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) Protocols for Transport Layer Security

The learning goals for this chapter are as follows:

  • Explore the various components that provide for Secure Socket Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) between two hosts
  • Learn the steps involved in the handshake protocol and the types of attacks that it may encounter
  • Learn the usefulness of the Record Protocol
  • Understand the usefulness of Extended Validation SSL (EV-SSL)
  • Learn how to create a Certificate Authority (CA) using OpenSSL and sign a certificate
  • Learn the steps involved in the generating and installing a Web site’s certificate
  • Explore the mechanisms used to generate and install a self-signed root CA certificate

23.1 Introductory ...

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