The NIST Announcement on Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards is Out. Act Now!

The NIST Announcement on Quantum-Resistant Cryptography Standards is Out. Act Now!

An over five-year-long process has come to a preliminary end: On July 5, 2022, NIST issued the long-awaited announcement of the winners of Round 3 of the NIST Post-Quantum Crypto (PQC) Standardization Process, that is, which quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms NIST has selected for standardization.

EMV Payment Security - Cardholders

EMV Payment Security - Cardholders

Cardholders (or consumers) are one of the corners of the ‘four corner’ model in the payment card world. Here we take a brief look at the payment security in relation to cardholders.

Qualified Digital Signing: The Electronic Execution of Documents in England & Wales

Qualified Digital Signing: The Electronic Execution of Documents in England & Wales

Looking at the current situation in England and Wales, this article aims to demystify electronic signatures and explain how they can be used in all types of electronic transactions in accordance with UK eIDAS legislation.

Crypto-Agility: The gold at the end of the Rainbow for NIST PQC Standardization

Crypto-Agility: The gold at the end of the Rainbow for NIST PQC Standardization

Cryptography is the backbone of data security technology. In this article, Jo Lintzen, MD at Cryptomathic Inc. explains the preparations for post-quantum cryptography standards and the importance of future-proofing how we use cryptography to protect data in the advent of quantum computing and beyond.

eIDAS Qualified Remote Signing Technology – Different Integration Options

eIDAS Qualified Remote Signing Technology – Different Integration Options

The demand for remote digital signatures to enhance security and customer experience continues to grow across the EU as the banking and financial sector moves forward with digitalization, global expansion and technological transformation. This article presents 3 integration options for Cryptomathic’s digital signing solution.

An Overview of the Different Key Block Formats

An Overview of the Different Key Block Formats

A key block is a unique cryptographic structure designed to protect cryptographic keys during transport over potentially insecure networks. A team around Mohammed M Atalla invented the concept of the key block with his Atalla key block. This solved several issues created by “key variants” that were then used for transporting keys.

Remote Signing Services for Banks, TSPs and Industrial Customers - An Overview

Remote Signing Services for Banks, TSPs and Industrial Customers - An Overview

eIDAS provides the technical and legal framework needed for electronic identification and digital signatures to allow the banking industry to digitize its processes fully. This article introduces the technology required for remote signing at a qualified electronic signature (QES) level.

Explaining the Java ECDSA Critical Vulnerability

Explaining the Java ECDSA Critical Vulnerability

On April 19, 2022, information about a severe vulnerability in recent versions of Java shook up the security community.

Qualified Electronic Signing for Digital Mortgage Disruption and why a Wet Signature is ‘so last year’ 

Qualified Electronic Signing for Digital Mortgage Disruption and why a Wet Signature is ‘so last year’ 

In the last few years, a number of digital mortgage lenders have entered the market. These lenders have been described as ‘disruptive’ - entering with an aim to simplify and streamline processes, and ultimately, reduce turnaround times.