Podcast: How Sneaky Cybercriminals Can Sidestep SSL

Anyone who has traveled abroad, in a place where they have zero grasp of the native tongue, can experience the awkwardness of being lost in translation.

For some, language barriers can make travel a nightmare. SSL (Secure Socket Layer) works similarly by keeping cybercriminals from deciphering information sent between web servers and browsers. However, even when encrypted, that information that can still be easily stolen in other ways.

As Todd Williams, Senior Manager of Information Security at MEDHOST explains in this episode of Tales of the Encrypted, an SSL certificate is a reliable way to make sure private information transmitted across a website, like credit card or social security numbers, is shrouded from prying eyes. On the other hand, he also points out that an SSL certificate is still not a foolproof method for ensuring data integrity in our complex online world.

Listen here as Williams sheds light on common SSL misconceptions and explains why healthcare cybersecurity best practices call for a multilayered approach to protection.

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