how eIDAS is related to PSD2 & AML4 and relevant for banking & financial services

In the context of a Digital Single Market in Europe, the need for secure electronic transactions across member states is a big topic for banking and financial services players. Electronic ID and trust services are key compliance factors for identification and authentication after recent regulatory updates such as PSD2 or AMLD4.

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Securing the financial cloud

Together with a consortium of four companies and a university, Utimaco has been researching since  March 1, 2014. The aim of the project is to design and develop financial cloud architecture for transferring highly sensitive financial transactions via cloud services.

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root of trust in the Internet of things: interview at cloud computing expo

Interview regarding the role of HSMs as a root of trust in the Internet of Things at a Cloud Computing Expo in Santa Clara, CA

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how to select an HSM

As the choice of Hardware Security Module is dependent on the specific application it is used for, I would like to make some general recommendations by providing a list of potential criteria to take into account, irrespective of what you intend to use it for.

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making security a priority in connected cars

The growing number of Internet-connected devices and accessories in the connected car opens it up to new potential points of attack for cybercriminals.

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eIDAS regulation: do not make the wrong choice when you are picking your HSM

In this blog post, I want to limit myself to the essential basis of eIDAS, the HSM (Hardware Security Module). If you want more information about eIDAS, please visit the websites mentioned at the end of this article.

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intelligent banking needs a cybersecurity edge

Advances in financial technology are transforming banking as we know it and this spark innovation is changing the approach of this historically traditional sector. How can the industry ensure their cybersecurity strategy matches the rest of their next-gen business?

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the higher purpose of eIDAS: supporting the european digital single market

While it still presents a challenge to many businesses and government institutions, the greater idea behind eIDAS is to strive towards a true digital single market in Europe. It’s meant to make life easier and more secure when it comes to electronic identification, authentication and digital “transactions” in the broadest sense!

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local vs. remote signing and sealing according to eIDAS

One of the eIDAS objectives is the creation of a European market for electronic trust services with the same legal status and validity as paper-based processes – consistently applied across all member states. Two of these trust services we would like to highlight in this blog post are qualified / advanced electronic signatures and seals.

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why businesses can’t ignore crypto agility - facing the facts before we’re in a post-quantum world

Today’s encryption algorithms, when pitted against quantum tools, will be considerably less resilient and leave huge amounts of data vulnerable as a result. Experts have been predicting that this may happen as soon as 2025 – a forecast which has remained the same since the 1970’s. But where billions of dollars of investments are being made to facilitate AI, accelerate new material research, data analysis and more, research into post-quantum cryptography is still growing.

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