First Advisor

Likarish, Daniel

Second Advisor

Plantz-Masters, Shari

Third Advisor

Mason, Robert T.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Information Assurance


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

53 pages


Network security professionals improve confidentiality and integrity of information technology resources when they incorporate encryption schemes into the transmission of network packets across their respective infrastructures. Ironically, network engineers and administrators that incorporate encryption strategies across their infrastructures must simultaneously confront the limitations of end-to-end encrypted network packets inasmuch as they severely impair visible, defensible network architectures. This project demonstrates how security professionals charged with maintaining network visibility can deploy encryption across their topologies without fear of compromising their ability to capture – then fully analyze – network traffic. In so doing, information technology industry practitioners and researchers may confidently move forward with the task of maturing a framework for maintaining defensibility in encrypted network environments.

Date of Award

Spring 2011

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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