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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Certificate Revocation Lists: A Basic Overview

by Futurex on July 6th, 2015

Certificates are used daily in the world of information security for transactions that vary from checking e-mail to validating electronic payments to transmitting healthcare records. When properly used, they are an effective way to verify credentials. And just as the process of issuing certificates must be tracked using an auditable method, the same is true for certificates that need to be revoked. For this, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRLs) are used.

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Futurex Named a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion

by Futurex on July 1st, 2015

We, at Futurex, arm organizations and individuals with industry-leading hardware security modules (HSMs), among other solutions, to secure sensitive data. Beyond selling state-of-the-art security products, we also provide on-site services and publish whitepapers, case studies, and a blog—all of which contribute to the global body of data and cyber security literature. Becoming an NCSAM Champion was just a natural step forward.

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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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