Why does the Shift from PCI PTS v1 to v3 and PCI PIN Security Mandate a Key Block-Oriented Architecture?

This article highlights the use of key blocks for securing cryptographic keys under the latest versions of PCI PTS and PCI PIN Security.

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PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) HSM v3 Requirements

Hardware Security Modules are a critical component in data integrity and confidentiality assurance of business transactions. Corporate organizations and banks employ security services such as encryption, decryption and strong authentication between identities and applications.

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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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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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The PCI PTS HSM v1 expires - Guidelines for the Transition Towards v3

Corporate organizations and banks have expanded their businesses around the world by using e-commerce which is secured by various security services such as encryption, decryption and strong authentication between identities and applications. Main cryptographic security control for the protection of business transactions is the Hardware Security Module (HSM).

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PCI DSS - Physical Security Requirements for HSMs

Organizations have been crucially reliant on the internet for their business workflows. Due to this enhanced exposure, organizations are facing new threats on a daily basis that dictates the incorporation of cryptographic services.

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