Understanding the Concepts of Bring Your Own Key

Understanding the Concepts of Bring Your Own Key

Bring your own key (BYOK) is a popular term relating to key management for cloud applications. However, a lack of standardization makes it confusing to understand the various meanings that exist under bring your own key. To help understand this, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) in its document “Key Management in Cloud Services” has been helpful in describing the various meanings and concepts surrounding “Bring Your Own Key.”

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PCI PIN Requirements for Key Blocks in the Payment Card Industry - FAQs

PCI PIN Requirements for Key Blocks in the Payment Card Industry - FAQs

This article proposes a few answers to a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about key blocks and their use with PCI.

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Introduction to Cryptographic Key Blocks - FAQs

Introduction to Cryptographic Key Blocks - FAQs

This article proposes answers to a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about key blocks.

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How Cryptomathic Signer differs from other eIDAS compliant remote signing solutions

How Cryptomathic Signer differs from other eIDAS compliant remote signing solutions

As part of the global drive for digital transformation, legally binding digital signatures are at the forefront of many businesses’ ambitions to provide an enhanced and complete digital customer journey. Even though most people can understand the general concept of digital signatures, reaching the highest level of assurance with a Qualified Electronic Signature contains quite a few things to consider.

Here we provide a high-level comparison between Cryptomathic Signer and other eIDAS remote signing solutions available in the market.

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ANSI X9.24-1-2017: Key Replacement, Destruction, and Archiving

ANSI X9.24-1-2017: Key Replacement, Destruction, and Archiving

One aspect of key management is dealing with what happens when a symmetric cryptographic key is no longer needed. The section ‘Key Replacement, Destruction and Archiving’ within ANSI X9.24-1-2017 explains what needs to happen.

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All Trains Cancelled: How an e-Signature Failure Derailed a €3bn Swiss-Austrian Transport Deal

All Trains Cancelled: How an e-Signature Failure Derailed a €3bn Swiss-Austrian Transport Deal

Last week order for 186 double-decker trains was nullified due to a legal formality surrounding the Qualified Electronic Signature used to ink the deal. Guillaume Forget, Managing Director and e-signature specialist of Cryptomathic GmbH, unpacks what went wrong and highlights what businesses everywhere can learn from the debacle.

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Customer Demand Helps to Co-Shape Banking Security and Cryptography Architecture

Customer Demand Helps to Co-Shape Banking Security and Cryptography Architecture

Client behaviors and expectations are behind the transformation that is currently reshaping the new banking security architecture. While clients want more digital banking and financial services, they still look to a bank’s physical presence as one that is symbolic for building trust, credibility, and the reputation of the institution.

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Payment & Banking: Why IBM z/OS Needs a Banking-grade KMS for the Hybrid Cloud

Payment & Banking: Why IBM z/OS Needs a Banking-grade KMS for the Hybrid Cloud

The IBM mainframe series (“z-series”) has become a backbone for security, privacy and resilience in a large share of payment and banking related applications across the globe. This article explains why a cryptographic key management system (KMS) that supports the hybrid-cloud is a prerequisite to effective and compliant security management of these mainframes.

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eIDAS-compliant eSignatures: Business Continuity in Times of COVID and Beyond

eIDAS-compliant eSignatures: Business Continuity in Times of COVID and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic put many industries to the test as they found alternate ways to serve their customers and manage to survive the crisis. The banking and finance sector may have already been ahead of the curve with digitalisation.

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