Atalla AT1000: Utimaco’s PCI PTS HSM v3 compliant HSM

Since the release of PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Hardware Security Module (HSM) version 3.0 in June 2016, companies had started working on v3.0 compliant HSMs which is necessary for security and legal obligations. HSMs are meant to be certified by the PCI, ISO, NIST and ANSI etc. Utimaco has released the HSM Atalla AT1000 which is not only PCI PTS HSM Version 3.0 compliant but also FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated system.

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Distinctive Requirements between PCI PTS HSM v2.0 and v3.0

The HSM is a vital component in guaranteeing the secrecy and additionally information integrity of business transactions. HSMs are appropriately secure during their entire lifecycle to help incite trust in the authenticity of the business transactions. Since the release of PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Hardware Security Module (HSM) version 3 in June 2016, companies have started working on v3 compliant HSMs which is necessary for security and legal obligations.

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Technical and Financial Advantages of Permissioned Blockchains in Banking

Permissioned networks are the ideal solution for banks in building their own blockchain. In this article, we will detail the technical advantages of banking blockchains and how these advantages lead to financial advantages, as well.

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The Key Role of HSMs and Key Management in Secure Permissioned Blockchains for Banking and Payment Services - An Overview

Blockchains are ruled almost entirely by cryptographic mechanisms. These mechanisms mostly involve digital signatures & PKI, hashes, and key derivation.

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Permissioned Blockchains for Banking - Understanding the Technology and Security Aspects

The banking industry is currently rolling out several permissioned blockchain projects.

These are still controlled projects, but so far they demonstrate how powerful a blockchain-enabled banking system could be with respect to gains in effectiveness, security, as well as creating a technical basis for new innovative business models in banking.

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Why Are Permissioned Blockchains a Great Fit for Banking - A Case Study of the Corda Architecture

Permissioned blockchain networks are blockchain networks that are not public, e.g., they require users to apply for membership in order to gain access to them. Such blockchain networks use specific software to operate.

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Why is the Design of Notary Services in Permissioned Blockchains Key to Their Success in Banking?

What is a Notary Service in a Blockchain Network? A notary system is at the root of blockchain, where transactions need to be time-stamped by a trusted authority.

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Understanding the Atalla Command Language

The name Atalla is intimately linked with HSMs. After all, Mohamed Atalla invented the very first hardware security module in 1972. Therefore, it is not surprising that Atalla has also created a way to communicate with HSMs in a very smart way. In this article, we will discuss the Atalla Command Language.

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Using Blockchains and Ecosystem-Integrated HSMs to Achieve Compliant Digital Identity Security

In this article, we shall analyze the way blockchain technology can improve data protection and create a better, and smarter digital identity when used with HSMs.

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