What are the compliance standards that an HSM must meet?

What are the compliance standards that an HSM must meet?

Some of the commonly recognized compliance standards for HSMs include:

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): A European Union regulation that has stringent laws to protect private data, and companies failing to do face severe penalties.

PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard): Applicable for financial and banking organizations, neo banks, and crypto institutions that handle payment cardholder data.

FIPS 140-2 (Federal Information Processing Standard): A US government standard for encryption algorithms and cryptographic modules to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive data.

ISO/IEC 27001: An international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). It includes guidelines for risk assessment and management, security controls and procedures, and regular review and evaluation of the ISMS.

SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2): A security audit that assures the security and privacy controls of the service provider are as per the required standards.

Common Criteria: An international standard (ISO 15408) to test and evaluate an HSM against specific requirements.

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