Introduction to Data Privacy Legislation

by Futurex on July 15th, 2019

As cyber-attacks and data security breaches become more frequent in today’s digital landscape, multiple countries are seeking to install more stringent regulations for organizations that handle sensitive customer data from each region. This legislation affects all organizations that collect any form of sensitive data including names, addresses, browsing histories, and anything else that could potentially be used to identify or discriminate against a customer. In this blog post, we’ll provide a high-level overview of the common standards to which each new legislation will hold organizations conducting business in their region, as well as what steps organizations can take to become compliant, using GDPR and LGPD as examples.

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Introduction to Financial Remote Key Loading (Part 4)

by Futurex on August 9th, 2018

Futurex and VirtuCrypt are the industry’s only single-vendor providers of complete cryptographic infrastructures for payment security. Many of Futurex’s most important services, like PIN encryption and validation, P2PE, and tokenization, rely on secure and compliant key management. In this blog post, we outline Futurex's solutions for remote key loading for ATM, Point of Sale, and IoT devices.

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Introduction to Financial Remote Key Loading (Part 3)

by Futurex on July 30th, 2018

In order for the endpoint device (whether an ATM, Point of Sale terminal, or IoT device) to receive symmetric encryption keys for PAN or PIN encryption, it must first establish a secure connection with the remote key platform. PKI is a form of asymmetric cryptography where the sender and receiver use public and private keys to both decrypt messages and verify each other’s identity. PKI allows the endpoint device and the RKL platform to verify each other’s identities and securely exchange keys. In this blog post, we outline the primary cryptographic techniques used for remote key loading to ATM, Point of Sale, and IoT devices.

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