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Multi-Cloud Data SecurityHow do I move my existing data security controls from On-Prem to the Cloud? How do I protect data as I move and store it in the Cloud? How do I ensure the cloud provider does not access my data?Can I use my encryption keys in the Cloud?How do I enforce data residency policies in the Cloud and comply with GDPR? How do I track and monitor data access and usage in the Cloud? Can I secure containers in the cloud or across different clouds? What is the Shared Security Model? What is multi-cloud key management?
Google External Key Manager Service (EKM)What is Google Cloud’s External Key Manager Service?How does Google Cloud’s External Key Manager work?What are the benefits of Key provenance in Google EKM? What are the benefits of Key centralization in Google EKM?What are the benefits of Key control in Google EKM?How Do You Decide When and How Can Your Data Be Decrypted? What are the requirements when implementing External Key Management? What are the Service integrations and technical considerations in Google EKMWhich GCP services are supported by Fortanix DSM? How Is Google EKM Available with Fortanix Integration? How does international data transfer from Europe work with Fortanix?
AWS External Key StoreWhat is the AWS KMS eXternal Key Store (XKS) service? How does AWS XKS with Fortanix DSM work? What are the benefits of AWS XKS and Fortanix Integration?What are the benefits of Key provenance in AWS XKS?What are the benefits of Key centralization in AWS XKS?What are the benefits of Key control in AWS XKS?Which AWS cloud services are supported by AWS KMS External Key Store? How can AWS XKS integrate with Fortanix DSM? How does international data transfer from Europe work with Fortanix? How does Fortanix DSM as XKS affect KMS service reliability and performance? What is the latency of the XKS service offered by DSM SaaS? Do AWS Services cache Data Encryption Keys serve by AWS KMS? For how long?
What is a Certificate Authority?
A certificate authority is a trusted entity that verifies the authenticity of websites, email addresses, organizations, and individuals and binds them to cryptographic keys by issuing digital certificates. A popular and most common example is the HTTPS browsing protocol for websites. Users can identify that they are connected to the original website and avoid falling victim to phishing scams. This website example is known as an SSL/TLS certificate. There are three different types of TLS certificates that CAs issue: domain validation (DV), organization validation (OV), and extended validation (EV).
Besides TLS certificates, they also issue other digital certificates, such as Code signing certificates, email certificates, device certificates, and user or client certificates, device certificates, and user or client certificates.
Certificate authorities use asymmetric encryption and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to issue certificates. Certificate authorities also maintain a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) to revoke certificates if the credentials have been compromised.
A public Certificate Authority is a third-party entity that issues certificates to other organizations/Because public CAs comply with the regulatory standards outlined by the CA/Browser Forum (CA/B Forum), they are widely accepted as a trusted source across the internet.
Some of the most popular public CAs are IdenTrust, DigiCert, Sectigo, GoDaddy, GlobalSign, Let's Encrypt, etc. In comparison, a private certificate authority is owned by an organization and follows internal procedures to confirm the security of that organization. It can be trusted within the organization's periphery and cannot be used for any external purposes.