Key Management and Payments Security Blog - Thales e-Security

Data Security and Key Management - Thales e-Security

  • Combating the Risks of e-Ticketing

    By | February 03, 2016

    Super Bowl 50 is almost here. For months, legions of fans from around the world have been clamoring for tickets to the biggest of Big Games, with this year’s event billed as the most technologically advanced ever. Despite the astronomical ticket prices (starting at US$4,000 each and going for up to US$25,000 for private suites), the tickets were snapped up quickly.

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  • Safe Harbour is no more. Enter the new EU-US Privacy Shield!

    By | February 02, 2016

    The European Commission and the United States have agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield.

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  • The Driving Forces Behind HSM Usage in 2016

    By | February 02, 2016

    Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) provide organizations with high assurance for their most important and sensitive cryptographic operations. But what is driving organizations to increasingly use the technology, and how will the more digital and connected world impact HSM adoption? Let’s take a look.

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  • Data Privacy: Lessons Learned from Recent Research

    By | January 28, 2016

    As we have seen in just the past couple of days, sensitive data - from credit card information to Personal Identifiable Information - is continually being lost or stolen. Data Privacy Day is raising awareness on the need to secure sensitive data even as organizations struggle to secure sensitive data properly and implement data protection technologies to mitigate data loss.

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  • Guest blog: 4 critical take aways from the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report

    By | January 21, 2016

    Today at Vormetric we’re releasing the Global Edition of the 2016 Vormetric Data Threat Report.  The report is a collaboration between 451 Research and Vormetric – with polling and results from 451 (written by leading security analyst Garrett Bekker) and much of the focus driven from Vormetric. In its fourth year, the report concentrates on critical issues surrounding enterprise data –enterprise attitudes, fears and investments to protect their own and their customer’s information, rather than numbers and severity of breaches.   

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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.