As new advances in technology emerge, so too do new cyber-crime attack vectors. Sensitive data such as financial information, e-mails, PINs, electronic medical records, social security numbers, and payment transactions must be protected. Encryption is widely used and understood as a safe and reliable method of keeping valuable information out of the wrong hands. What is not as commonly understood is that encrypted information is only as secure as the underlying technology protecting it. It is of critical importance that organizations understand the full scope of options available, as well as the unique characteristics of hardware-based data encryption, prior to selecting a solution.
Hardware Security Module
A hardware security module, or HSM, is a dedicated, standards-compliant cryptographic appliance designed to protect sensitive data in transit, in use, and at rest through the use of physical security measures, logical security controls, and strong encryption. An HSM is a versatile solution which can serve as an important facet of an organization’s data security infrastructure.
What does the HSM do for you?
- Point to point encryption
- Data encryption
- One-time password generation for online security
- Message authentication & data integrity
- Digitally signing documents
- Digitally signing emails
- Generation of identity cards
- Securing online transactions
- PIN issuance & printing
- Prepaid card issuance
- Database encryption
- EMV card issuance & transaction processing
A trusted advisor can bring significant experience of how other organizations in the same industry have implemented solutions, and how your cryptographic solution can be specifically tailored to your unique infrastructure. The very same expert will be able to provide invaluable advice in developing versatile core cryptographic infrastructure that achieves additional business goals beyond simply fulfilling regulatory compliance mandates. Tracom’s Hardware Security Module can easily integrate into your current infrastructure and considerably increase the security of your IT ecosystem.