How HSM Facilitates Auditability for TSA / Notary Services in Blockchain Technologies

In this article, we shall explain the main benefits of using HSMs in combination with notary services/ TSA for auditing blockchains. Our intent is to provide only the main ideas and guidelines about the subject. 

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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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Utimaco ESKM and the Data-Centric Security Problem

Data-centric security is a general concept of software and IT architecture where the data are at the center of the system and prevail over application and network. 

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Utimaco Atalla AT1000 and PIN Translation

Here we will explain the different environments that may exist around pin translation and answer such questions as:

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Open Banking  - The 3 Main Focus Areas for Banks and FinTech

2019 has set the stage for the next round of the match-up between Banks on one side and FinTech [1], BigTech and other challengers on the other. Come September, the requirements for Strong Customer Authentication will come into play and the race is on to get a head start. Some banks are indeed dragging their feet and just trying to do the bare minimum to be compliant. While others are more active and looking to one-up the disruptors while they are ahead.

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The Benefits of the Atalla Key Block

HSMs use key block structures as basic structures to achieve secure key management. This article introduces into the Atalla Key Block, explains its principle and details why protecting keys is so important.

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Sector Specific Case Studies for eIDAS (Part 1)

With eIDAS, the European Commission has provided a powerful yet flexible toolset for developers, consultants and companies to build tools to cater to their specific needs. Each sector of the economy, right from financial services to retail or logistics, has a unique set of requirements but eventually they all can create helpful solutions using the eIDAS apparatus. In this series, we look at some sector specific case studies on how companies can leverage the new and more powerful tools that have been made available to them.

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It’s all about the Trust – The Role of eIDAS in International Trade and Trade Finance

For many banks, Trade Finance is a sizeable contributor to both their Fee and (NII) Net Interest Incomes. From simple products like Letters of Credits and SBLCs, to complex Structured Trade Finance products – banks play a key role in greasing the cogs of the international trade machine. The reason these products exist is two-fold. Firstly, it is about financial leverage in the form of short-term working capital. But more than that – it is about creating trust.

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