This Essay Will Discuss About

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The TLS 1.0 encryption protocol is disabled across the University's web services. Disabling TLS 1.0 prevents it from being used to access Warwick websites via an insecure web browser or application. We've made this change to keep the University's websites safe and secure.

What do I need to do?

When accessing websites using a web browser, ensure you use the latest available version of the browser – whether that is Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari or another browser. Using the latest version keeps you safe online because you're using the most up-to-date security settings.

Why is this happening?

Although TLS 1.0, when configured properly, has no known security vulnerabilities, newer protocols are designed better to address the potential for new vulnerabilities.

The PCI Data Security Standard 3.1 recommends disabling “early TLS”:

“SSL and early TLS are not considered strong cryptography and cannot be used as a security control after June 30, 2016 [without a mitigation strategy for disabling it before June 2018].

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The best response is to disable SSL entirely and migrate to a more modern encryption protocol, which at the time of publication is a minimum of TLS v1.1, although entities are strongly encouraged to consider TLS v1.2.”

We need to be PCI-compliant to take online payments at the University. It is not sufficient to merely disable TLS 1.0 on our transaction tracking system as the requirement extends to any system that initiates a payment, including car parking, printer credits, the Warwick website, etc.

The introduction to an essay should:

1# Address the question – Explicitly note the issue at hand, from the first sentence.

2# Signpost – Clearly guide the reader through the key sections and the approach to be taken.

3# Be short – Detailed and specific without going into too much depth. Around four to eight sentences.

Useful phrases that can be used at the start of an introductory paragraph:

This essay will analyse …

This essay in addressing the advantages and disadvantages of, … will focus upon, …

In examining the issue of, … this essay with address the following issues.

The question of, … highlights the essentially contested nature of …

The question of, … highlights the essentially contested nature of …

When the question is raised, … a number of assumptions are made.

This essay will critically examine the question, …

This essay focuses upon the issue of, …

The question of, … is directly relevant to …

There are an almost unlimited number of opening sentences you can use.  Hopefully these examples will help to inspire your imagination.

Best wishes.

S J Tonge.

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