Host Card Emulation and the Future of Contactless Payments

by Zac Rome on January 22nd, 2018

Host Card Emulation is a contactless payment infrastructure that stores payment credentials in cloud environments. While HCE provides many benefits over Secure Element-based payment models, the high availability of cloud-based architecture requires advanced HSM security and strong encryption in order to facilitate the high levels of consumer confidence needed to bring contactless payments to the forefront of the payments landscape. 

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Are You Ready for the TR-31 Migration (Part One)

by Victoria Ohara on December 26th, 2017

In January 2018, organizations that primarily use cryptogram-based encryption methods to protect their symmetric keys will need to begin transferring to a key block-based encryption method. This first blog post will provide background information on key blocks to serve as an introduction for those who are currently unfamiliar with the concept, as well as to provide a clear understanding for the reasoning behind the switch.

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A Guide to Data Security Through Encryption with Infographic

by Zac Rome on October 30th, 2017

Encryption is the foundation of data security. As more and more companies are turning to automation and migrating their services online, the average consumer’s sensitive data is traversing through network infrastructures and moving into database storage at unprecedented rates. Most people are aware of this on some level, but very few people understand the security measures in place to secure their data. So what keeps your data safe from threats? Encryption.

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