Manage, Handle and Control Your Own Key in the MS Azure Key Vault

Manage, Handle and Control Your Own Key in the MS Azure Key Vault

Microsoft’s Azure Key Vault Managed HSM allows customers to safeguard their cryptographic keys for their cloud applications and be standards-compliant. It is a highly available, fully managed, single-tenant cloud service that uses FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated hardware security modules (HSMs). Here we will discuss the reasons why customers who have a centrally managed key management system on-premises in their data center should use a hosted HSM for managing their keys in the MS Azure Key Vault.

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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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BYOK is Essential for Data Security and Privacy as Business-Critical Applications Move to the Cloud

BYOK is Essential for Data Security and Privacy as Business-Critical Applications Move to the Cloud

The 2020 Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report focuses on the key risks and challenges organizations face as they implement and maintain cloud solutions. This article highlights some of the report's findings around the growing trust in the security of cloud offerings and asserts why maintaining control of your own critical keys should be considered best-practice when considering migrating to the cloud.

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Banking-Grade BYOK for Office 365

Banking-Grade BYOK for Office 365

Securing data and keeping it private is essential for many organizations and institutions, including banks or ministries, where data security and data privacy are critical. That security and privacy must always be assured and remain in control under the institution or organization.

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Banks, Ecosystems & Service Innovation - Aligning the Crypto Architecture around MS Azure and Dynamics

Banks, Ecosystems & Service Innovation - Aligning the Crypto Architecture around MS Azure and Dynamics

This article explores the concept of financial service platforms and aligns resulting business (process) goals with the necessary crypto architecture. We have a particular look at the integration of MS Dynamics and MS Azure, as it is a rapidly growing service extension platform for many banks.

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Integrating Microsoft’s Banking Accelerator (MS Dynamics) in the Cloud with On-Premise Banking-Grade Key Management

Integrating Microsoft’s Banking Accelerator (MS Dynamics) in the Cloud with On-Premise Banking-Grade Key Management

The cloud services provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365 are gaining rapid market share in the banking world. A burning question for the security departments is how to take advantage of the cloud services on offer without relinquishing control of their cryptographic keys.

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Cloud encryption: Bring Your Own Key is no longer enough

Cloud encryption: Bring Your Own Key is no longer enough

Encryption key management systems are now essential for all companies needing to lockdown data in the cloud, says Matt Landrock, CEO, Cryptomathic Inc.

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