Service: Hardware-based encryption for cryptographic keys
Product/Description: In the face of online payment transactions, Big Data and the Internet of Things, businesses nowadays capture more sensitive and business-critical data than ever before. With recent software security breaches and threats of backdoors, more enterprises are turning to hardware solutions to store the keys to their encrypted data.
Hardware security module (HSM) technology keeps cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. HSMs create strong cryptographic keys through true random number generation, and manage them for strong authentication, ensuring no backdoor access to sensitive customer or corporate data.
Importance: Highly sensitive information like pin numbers, user names, passwords and finger print scanner data needs to be scrambled, or encrypted, when being transmitted from different devices, locations and users. To read the encrypted data, authorized parties hold the key to unscramble the information. Securing the safe storage of those keys is the single most critical challenge in the security industry.
The job of an enterprise's chief security officer (CSO) is a difficult one. Devising a strategy that ensures the company's network and data are secure can be a daunting challenge. With high profile breaches like Target and Adobe making headlines recently, enterprise security has finally been brought into the public spotlight. This newfound awareness has put the pressure on enterprises to assure their customers that they are taking every measure possible to boost their security.
This leaves executives asking, where do I start? With so many different considerations to take into account, there is no single solution that will meet all the security needs of a given organization.
Here are the 11 essentials for keeping your enterprise secure.