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Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

This course describes the use of cryptography in Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

    Syllabus

  • Course Introduction Video — 00:01:13
    • This video introduces the VPNs course.

  • Introduction to VPNs Video — 00:11:01
    • This video describes the most commonly used VPN protocols.

  • VPN Limitations Video — 00:06:43
    • This video describes some of the limitations of VPNs.

Syllabus

Course description

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are a common security tool used to provide an end-to-end encrypted connection between a client and an endpoint server. This course discusses the pros and cons of the major VPN protocols and some of the limitations of the protections provided to the user by VPN software.

Meet the author

Howard Poston is a cybersecurity researcher with a background in blockchain, cryptography and malware analysis. He has a master’s degree in Cyber Operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology and two years of experience in cybersecurity research and development at Sandia National Labs. He currently works as a freelance consultant providing training and content creation for cyber and blockchain security. He can be reached by email at howard.poston@gmail.com or via his website at https://www.howardposton.com.

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