Enterprise Key ManagementWhat is enterprise key management?Why is enterprise key management important?What are the benefits of using Enterprise Key Management for cloud data security?What are the challenges in enterprise key management?How does enterprise key management work?What are some best practices for enterprise key management?Can enterprise key management be integrated with existing systems?What are the compliance considerations for enterprise key management?Can enterprise key management recover encrypted data if a key is lost?How does enterprise key management address cloud and multi-cloud environments?Are there industry standards for enterprise key management?
Key & Secrets ManagementWhat is Encryption Key Management?What is Secrets Management? What is a Centralized Key Management System? What is Bring Your Own Key (BYOK)? What is a Credentials Management System? What is Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP)? What is a Symmetric Key? What is an Asymmetric Key? What is Key Lifecycle Management?
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?
Code Signing, Certificates, StampingWhat is a Digital Certificate?What is a Certificate Authority?What is Code Signing?What is a Digital Signature?What is Time Stamping?
Public Key InfrastructureWhat is PKI?What is the role of Certificate Authorities (CAs)?What is certification authority or root private key theft? What is inadequate separation (segregation) of duties for PKIs? What is insufficient scalability in a PKI?What is a subversion of online certificate validation?What is a lack of trust and non-repudiation in a PKI?
EncryptionWhat is Storage Encryption?What is Network Encryption?What is Transparent Encryption?What is End-to-End Encryption?What is Point-to-Point Encryption?What is Application Layer Encryption?What is Tokenization?What is Dynamic Masking?What is Data at Rest?What is Full-Disk Encryption (FDE) and What are Self-Encrypting Drives (SED)?What is data center interconnect (DCI) layer 2 encryption?
Hardware Security ModuleWhat is a Hardware Security Module (HSM)?How a Hardware Security Module (HSM) works?How are keys and other sensitive data stored and managed in an HSM?What are the compliance standards that an HSM must meet?What is HSM SaaS?How does HSM SaaS differ from physical HSMs?How does an HSM SaaS protect against tampering and unauthorized access in a cloud environment?What are the benefits of using HSM SaaS?How does HSM SaaS ensure the security of sensitive data?Can HSM SaaS be used with existing systems and processes?How does HSM SaaS ensure the availability and reliability of sensitive data?Who can benefit from using HSM SaaS?What is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 HSM
Zero Trust ArchitectureWhat is Zero Trust Architecture in data security?Why are traditional approaches to protecting data not effective anymore?According to NIST, what are the key principles of Zero Trust Architecture?What are some popular ways of implementing Zero Trust Architecture?What are the considerations when implementing Zero Trust cryptography?Why do you need Zero Trust security in the cloud? How does Zero Trust Architecture solve today's challenges in cloud security?How does confidential computing enhance Zero Trust?
Confidential ComputingWhat is Confidential Computing?What are the origins Of Confidential Computing?What companies are driving the adoption of Confidential Computing?How does Confidential Computing protect data?What are the benefits of using Confidential Computing?How does Confidential Computing help with regulatory compliance requirements?Who Needs Confidential Computing?What are some examples of Confidential Computing use cases?
IoT SecurityWhy Is Device Authentication Necessary for the IoT?Why Is Code Signing Necessary for IoT Devices?What is IoT PKI?
TokenizationWhat is Tokenization?Why should I care about Tokenization? What are the various methods of tokenization? What is the advantage of Tokenization over Traditional Static or Dynamic Data Masking? What is the advantage of Tokenization over Database encryption? What is the optimal point in the data lifecycle to tokenize sensitive data? What is Card Tokenization?How does card tokenization work?How does tokenization make online payments more secure?What is network tokenization?
How does enterprise key management work?
Enterprise Key Management begins with key generation. Secure methods such as key generators, AES encryption algorithms, or random number generators are commonly employed. Organizations must ensure the security of the location where the key is generated to avoid becoming vulnerable or rendering it unsuitable for encryption.
Following key generation, the next step in the key lifecycle is the secure distribution of keys. Keys must be distributed to authorized users through encrypted connections like TLS or SSL to safeguard their confidentiality. Implementing measures to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks is paramount in maintaining the integrity of key distribution processes.
Once keys are distributed, they are utilized for cryptographic operations. Only authorized users must be able to access the keys to prevent misuse.
After encryption, the keys must be securely stored to facilitate future decryption. The most secure storage methods include Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) or Cloud HSMs. Alternatively, if the keys are utilized in a cloud environment, the External Key Management Service provided by the Cloud Service Provider can be leveraged to ensure secure key storage.
Key rotation becomes necessary when a key reaches the end of its crypto period, which refers to the time period during which the key remains valid. Rotating keys involves retiring and replacing the old key with a new one. The data encrypted with the old key is first decrypted and then re-encrypted using the new key. Regular key rotation mitigates the risk associated with prolonged key usage, reducing the likelihood of key theft or compromise. In cases where a key is suspected to be compromised, key rotation may occur before the crypto period expires.
In case of a compromised key, two approaches can be taken: key revocation or key destruction.
Revoking a key render, it unusable for encrypting or decrypting data, even if its crypto period is still valid. On the other hand, key destruction involves permanently deleting the key from the key manager database or any other storage system. This irreversible action makes key recreation impossible, except when a backup image is available.