Key Management and Payments Security Blog - Thales e-Security

Data Security and Key Management - Thales e-Security

  • Securing the future everywhere you look

    By | April 27, 2016

    In the face of ongoing data breaches and fears over the amount and type of information we are sharing, the world nonetheless continues to become more and more connected. The IoT (Internet of Things) is a goldmine for hackers who can penetrate newly connected devices to attempt to access sensitive data or leverage the device to establish connections to other devices.

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  • UK Government PKI and digital certificates

    By | April 25, 2016

    Public key cryptography has become pervasive as a way to protect users, networks, data, and critical business systems. E-commerce, online banking, internet gaming, smartphones, and cloud computing all rely on the use of digital certificates to represent the digital identity of users, connected devices, web services, and business applications.

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  • Performance and security: best of all worlds

    By | April 22, 2016

    As complex and sensitive data transactions play an ever-expanding role in today’s world, users of electronic information, including service providers, customers, and government agencies, increasingly demand both high speed and undisputed security. These demands point to the market need for hardened security solutions that protect high-volume, sensitive transactions while still enabling performance.

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  • Show me the money... and the data! or what's your PII worth?

    By | April 15, 2016

    As we approach Tax Day, we have yet another reason to be concerned about our personal information. In just the past few weeks, the IRS announced that the Get Transcript hack was even worse than originally thought, with more than 700,000 people’s information now compromised. Cyber criminals used Personally Identifiable Information (PII) stolen from other sources to access the Get Transcript application and claim money that wasn’t theirs.

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  • Two years after Heartbleed, what have we learned?

    By | March 30, 2016

    It’s the second anniversary of the disclosure of the Heartbleed bug – what has the industry learned from it?

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About this blog

Welcome to our new merged blog site, featuring key management and payments security focused content previously hosted on and

As companies look to protect their customer data and other sensitive information, encryption is being deployed more widely. Yet if an encryption key is lost then that data cannot be recovered. Avoiding this problem demands formalized processes and robust technologies for key management making the protection, management and secure use of cryptographic keys a fundamental component of modern IT security.

Thales has been applying data protection and key management expertise to the worldwide payments industry for over 25 years. Our solutions secure retail and corporate banking, integrate with all widely used credit/debit applications, and include the world's best-selling EMV data preparation system and complete PIN management for card issuers.