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PKI and HSMs: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw

Posted by Rex Wheeler on Jan 3, 2018 9:28:16 PM

At CSS we are all about helping our customers manage their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). We always recommend that customers store their important private keys using Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) because without an HSM it is hard to protect your keys from malware or misconfigured security in your operating system. It turns out there is another good reason that due to extreme rarity is not considered often: CPU flaws.

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Topics: PKI HSM, HSM, Intel, Kernel memory leaking

SCARIER THINGS: Protect Your IoT Assets with HSMs

Posted by Anthony Ricci on Oct 11, 2017 11:47:25 AM

Although Halloween happens once a year, evil lurks in the digital IoT world all year round.  Systems must be protected 24/7/365 to ensure that the ‘Demogorgon’ does not make it’s way through the portal into the system.  One concern is the protection of our cryptographic keys.  Although there are many ways to accomplish this, it is not an easy decision.

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Topics: Public Key Infrastructure, PKI, Hardware Security Module, IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), HSM, LiveWorx

Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager Certificate Management 2010 and Thales nConnect HSM

Posted by CSS Technical Team on Feb 8, 2013 3:49:00 AM

Ever wonder why documents always say use module protect when using FIM CM and Thales HSM together? Why use the HSM in a less secure mode when it is designed to be a K of N device?

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Topics: IT Security, Microsoft Security Partner, Thales, hardware security modules, Forefront Identity Manager (FIM), Identity Management, Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, Microsoft FIM, Information Security, Blog, FIM CM, HSM

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