Encryption protects your data, HSMs protect encryption
by Umberto Sansovini – Territory Sales Manager at ENTRUST
Cryptographic keys are some of your organization’s most precious assets. The value of any key is equivalent to the value of all the data it protects. If a key is compromised it’s game over! Attackers trying to hack systems can easily find cryptographic keys maintained in software. A single stolen or misallocated key could lead to a huge data breach with the consequential reputational damage, penal regulatory fines, and loss of investor and customer confidence.
When using HSMs to protect these keys, a robust layer of security is added, preventing attackers from finding them. nShield HSMs are specially designed to establish a root of trust, safeguarding and managing cryptographic keys and processes within a certified hardware environment and providing enhanced key generation, signing, and encryption to protect sensitive data and transactions.