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7 Reasons to Review Your Permissions in Your Key Management Infrastructure

by Futurex on March 22nd, 2016

Imagine making a dozen copies of the keys to your house, labeling those keys with an address, and handing them to the first 12 strangers you see. You wouldn’t, would you?

But say someone who had a copy of your house key decided they wanted to widely disseminate it. Could you stop them? Should they have had the key in the first place? Unwittingly, companies that do not regularly control and review permissions, by which we mean access to specific information and actions, run the risk of stirring access with malevolence—handing the keys to the kingdom to the wrong person.

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Increasing the ROI of your HSM Infrastructure: Tokenization

by Futurex on August 4th, 2015

Many industries need to collect and store the personally identifiable information of their customers. PCI DSS best practices recommend that one of the best ways to provide security is to never store clear information unless absolutely necessary. Whenever information is collected or stored in the clear, there exists risk of compromise, but tokenization can provide mitigation for this risk.

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Increasing the ROI of your HSM Infrastructure: Point-to-Point Encryption

by Futurex on July 23rd, 2015

Have you considered all of the functions that your hardware security module can fulfill? An HSM is a significant purchase that should not be taken lightly, but if you consult industry professionals during your decision process, you can ensure a significant return on your investment. A hardware security module can easily integrate into your current infrastructure and considerably increase the security of your IT environment. In our whitepaper, Increasing the Return on Investment of Your Hardware Security Module, we help you develop a holistic plan for tailoring your HSM’s functionality to your business’s needs. This blog post will take a look at one of the HSM’s many capabilities.

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Audit Preparation: Four Top Mistakes to Avoid

by Futurex on June 30th, 2015

As a Futurex Solutions Architect, I’ve traveled around the globe performing on-site assessments for organizations preparing for compliance audits. While the environments and processes may be completely different depending on industry, purpose, and implementation, there are several key issues that often crop up at each assessment that could likely result in audit findings. My role is to identify those issues and teach these organizations how to fix them as well as avoid repeating the mistakes in the future. For any business attempting to maintain a compliant and secure environment, here are, in my opinion, the top four pitfalls that can keep you from passing an audit:

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