HTTPS Interception - What is it, why is it important and how does it work?

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Topic: Networking
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HTTPS interception encompasses several mechanisms that online safety systems or web filters use to examine encrypted internet communications. The terms Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) interception and Transport Layer Security (TLS) interception are sometimes also used interchangeably. HTTPS secures the communication using the TLS or SSL technology. Safeguarding students is incredibly important for schools. Online safety systems block inappropriate material, record an audit trail and report on any concerning behavior. But the systems have to monitor the internet connection. Historically, most communications have been unencrypted and the system can just look at the communications as they pass by. Encryption does add an important layer of security, but it is at odds with some of the schools' safeguarding responsibilities. They need to find a balance between privacy and safety.

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