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Key Management and Payments Security Blog - Thales e-Security
  • Encryption is on the rise!

    By | April 20, 2015

    The use of encryption continues to grow in response to privacy concerns, compliance and cyber-attacks. That’s just one of the key findings from our newly released Encryption and Key Management Trends report. Take a look at our infographic to see the other highlights.

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  • Tokenization: a critical innovation for payments security

    By | March 03, 2015

    On 24 February 2015, Visa Europe announced a tokenization service which will be available by mid-April for its member banks. This initiative may have important ramifications, especially for the emerging mobile payments landscape. 

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  • Trust anchors in the Azure cloud

    By | February 09, 2015

    OK, I’m biased, but it’s hard to argue that crypto isn’t a critical enabler of trust in a digital world. Whether that trust is focused on confidentiality, integrity or authenticity any form of cryptographic trust comes down to the secrecy and quality of keys. Now, as we think about establishing trust in cloud environments the challenge of managing keys in the cloud comes into stark focus and anything that purports to make that task easier deserves a closer look.

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  • Bitcoin steps up to bank grade security

    By | January 30, 2015

    You'd have to be something of a technological hermit not to have heard of Bitcoin. The word 'disruptive' is used all too often but for once it may be no exaggeration when discussing this innovative cryptocurrency. Many top technologists, investors and even bankers are now appreciating how blockchain technology has the ability to transform the way people and businesses transmit value and establish trust.

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  • Ban encryption? Should we ban envelopes next?

    By | January 16, 2015
    Encryption has been well and truly on the national agenda this week with David Cameron airing his desire to “ban encryption” in the UK. The fact is – you can’t make technology simply ‘go away’ just because it has uncomfortable side effects, it would be like banning MP3 to save vinyl records. Continue Reading
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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 www.keymanagementinsights.com and www.paymentssecurity.com.

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.