Utimaco Applied Crypto Symposium in the US 2018

Quantum computers will revolutionize many industries and will be powerful enough to break all commonly used public key cryptographic algorithms.

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HSM as a Service – meeting PCI data security standards (Part 1 of 2)

The Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) mandate that all entities transmitting, storing or processing cardholder data must meet certain security criteria to ensure compliance. Noncompliance with these standards can lead to a fine or even a termination of service for the offending organization. These is plenty of information in the public domain on how to ensure compliance. However, for many FinTech start-ups, the real challenge is to ensure compliance while minimizing the cost of compliance.

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PSD2 and HSM-as-a-Service - part 3 - the opportunity for banks

This series on PSD2 and HSM as a Service explores the endless possibilities created by a level playing field in the payments industry in the EU. Part 1 explored how PSD2 and HSM as a Service enable this level playing field while Part 2  looked at just a few of the truly endless possibilities that exist for FinTech firms and other third-party entities that can act as AISPs and PISPs.

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PSD2 and HSM-as-a-Service - part 2: FinTech opportunities

In Part 1  of our series on PSD2 and HSM as a Service, we had a brief look at how these tools can together create a more level playing field in the payment services sector. While PSD2 entitles third party entities access to certain data from banks, HSM as a Service can allow companies to offer industry leading security solutions at a reasonable cost.
In this article, we look at the potential opportunities that this creates for FinTech companies and other Third-Party Partners (TPPs).

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PSD2 and HSM as a Service - part 1: leveling the playing field

Certain events can drastically change an industry forever. The Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) mandates certain changes that has the potential to significantly alter how the payments industry operates in the EU. For commercial banks, the run up to PSD2 has meant hectic activity and restructuring of their technical processes.

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Why blockchains need to be auditable for business adoption

Blockchain has become one of the biggest technological surges of this century. It has been, and still is, primarily used by individuals for unregulated financial transactions. However, if blockchain is going to live on and have a lasting impact, it will need to be adopted by businesses.

In this article we’ll be discussing why blockchains need to become auditable, and how this functionality will promote a wider development of this emerging technology.

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What is crypto-agility and how to achieve it?

Crypto-agility can be elaborated as the ability and aptitude of a system to promptly shift from the existing cryptographic algorithms and primitives to the newer and updated ones. With the advent of quantum computing, it has been obvious that the RSA based public-key systems which stand on large integer factorization and discrete logarithm problems would be breakable.

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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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