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AWS: Security Best Practices on AWS by Albert Anthony

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CloudHSM Features

Let us look at some features of the AWS CloudHSM service.

Generate and Use Encryption Keys Using HSMs

AWS CloudHSM provides FIPS 140-2 level 3 compliant HSM for using and generating your encryption keys. It protects your encryption keys with a single tenant, exclusive access, and dedicated tamper-proof device in your own AWS VPC.

Pay as You Go Model

AWS CloudHSM offers a utility pricing model like many other AWS services. You pay only for what you use and there are no upfront costs whatsoever. You are billed for every running hour (or partial hour) for every HSM you provision within a CloudHSM cluster.

Easy to Manage

AWS CloudHSM is a fully managed service, so you need not worry about scalability, high availability, hardware provisioning, ...

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