Understanding TLS and the Handshake

Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 15:00 UTC - 16:00 UTC
Location: UTC
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Recording: Recording
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In this one-hour webinar, we will delve into the world of Transport Layer Security (TLS) and focus on one of its fundamental components, the handshake. TLS is a cryptographic protocol widely used to secure communication over computer networks. By analyzing packet traces, we will demystify the TLS handshake process, step by step, and gain a comprehensive understanding of how it establishes secure connections.

Webinar Agenda:
  • The importance of TLS and secure communication
  • Overview of the TLS protocol
  • Explanation of its role in securing network communications
  • Discussion on the importance of the handshake process
  • A step-by-step breakdown of the TLS handshake process
  • Highlighting key TLS handshake message types and their significance
By the end of this webinar, participants will have a solid understanding of the TLS protocol, its handshake mechanism, and the role of packet traces in analyzing and troubleshooting TLS connections. Armed with this knowledge, attendees will be better equipped to secure their network communications and diagnose potential issues in TLS implementations.

Nalini Elkins is the President of the Industry Network Technology Council.   She is also the CEO and Founder of Inside Products, Inc.  Nalini is a recognized leader in the field of computer performance measurement and analysis. In addition to being an experienced software product designer, developer, and planner, she has been the founder or co-founder of four start-ups in the high-tech arena.

Nalini started her career doing network design and monitoring for the Chevron network.  She specializes in network performance analysis, measurement, monitoring, tuning, and troubleshooting of large enterprise networks. 

One of her specialties is training and network design for IPv6 migration for large enterprises.  Many of the Fortune 1000 level companies as well as the large US government organizations have taken her classes on various networking topics.

She has developed network monitoring and diagnostic products which were later marketed by IBM and other software companies.   She received the A.A. Michelson award from the Computer Measurement Group for her contributions to the field.   Nalini is on the Advisory Board of the India Internet Engineering Society (IIESoc).