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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Cloud hardware security module

Cloud hardware security module (HSM) is a device that processes encryption operation and stores the encryption keys.

With HSM, you can perform the following operations:

  • Generating, storing, importing, exporting, and managing the encryption keys, and also storing symmetric and asymmetric keys
  • The encryption of data using symmetric and asymmetric keys
  • Cryptographic hash functions to compute message digests and hash-based message authentication codes (HMACs)
  • Generating random data for cryptography using a pseudo-random number generator

It also helps you meet the compliance requirement of your organization, like PCI DSS.

In CloudHSM, we always create clusters to enable the high availability of HSM. Here, we use ...

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