The rapid rise in encrypted traffic is changing the threat landscape. As more businesses become digital, a significant number of services and applications are using encryption as the primary method of securing information. Gartner estimates that more than 80% of enterprises’ web traffic is encrypted in 2019. In fact, as of May 2019, 94% of all Google web traffic is encrypted. And nearly 80% of web pages loaded by Firefox use HTTPS. Encryption technology has enabled much greater privacy and security for enterprises that use the Internet to communicate and transact business online. Mobile, cloud, and web applications rely on wellimplemented encryption mechanisms, using keys and certificates to ensure security and trust. However, businesses are not the only ones to benefit from encryption. Threat actors have leveraged these same benefits to evade detection and to secure their malicious activities.
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