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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Cryptomathic CKMS: Centralized & Automated Key Management for payShield HSMs

Banks and financial institutions must adhere to a rigorous set of security and regulatory practices to protect data, communications, and processes.

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Payment Security and Key Blocks: Why are key blocks so secure?

How can keys be securely exchanged over potentially unprotected channels? The answer to this question is “key blocks”. A key block is an essential cryptographic key format that allows users to securely exchange and utilize keys over various environments. 

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Cryptomathic Integrates with CyberArk to Enable HSM-as-a-Service in Tier-One German Bank

Cryptomathic has completed a successful integration of its centralized HSM and cryptography management platform, Crypto Service Gateway (CSG), with the CyberArk Identity Security platform in a live setting at an unnamed tier-one German bank.

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Payment Security: Thales Key Blocks and how They are Used in payShield HSMs

Thales Key Blocks are an essential cryptographic key wrapping format. In comparison to other key block formats, they are proprietary and only work with Thales payShield HSMs. In what follows, we delve into detail about this key block format.

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ANSI X9.24-1-2017:  Key Compromise

In a retail financial services environment, the compromise of a symmetric cryptographic key is a critical security breach. Such a situation is described by the ANSI X9.24-1-2017 standard. Here, we summarize the ANSI guidance on how to respond if a potential compromise has been identified.

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Why a Key Management System Must Understand ANSI X9.24 / TR-31 Key Blocks

The PCI Council requires most actors of payment networks to implement ANSI X9.24/TR-31-compliant key blocks to wrap and securely transmit, transfer, or translate key or PIN codes.

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Crypto Service Gateway: Enabling Crypto-Agility with the CSG Policy Engine

The business world today is built on the pervasive use of cryptography, to authenticate people and processes, to secure communications, and to protect sensitive data.

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ANSI X9.24-1-2017: Key Utilization and Storage

This article briefly summarizes the symmetric cryptographic key utilization and storage requirements as described by the ANSI X9.24-1-2017 (part 1) standard.

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