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How does key management work?

Key management is the cryptographic process of creating, distributing, storing, and destroying encryption keys. The process is carried out with cryptographic technology such as hardware security modules (HSMs) and key management servers.

An encryption key is a string of bits created by a key generation algorithm. The algorithm is processed in hardware within the physically secure boundary of an HSM. The HSM circuit board features a hardware-based, independent random number generator (RNG) that randomizes the bits in the key. After the key is created, it can be used in an encryption algorithm to encrypt data, making it unreadable to unauthorized parties.

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