Government breaches have been increasing in recent years and are slowly becoming the new reality for many of the US federal agencies. When it comes to data security, these US government agencies are facing many of the same cybersecurity challenges that organizations in the enterprise environment are struggling with. Increasing cyber threats and attacks, combined with a demand for modernization, new technology adoption and maintenance of legacy security systems create a unique set of challenges that, if not addressed, inevitably put sensitive government data at risk.
In addition to enabling and refreshing security policies and processes, federal agencies must also adhere to stringent compliance and information security regulations such as FISMA, FedRAMP, and FICAM. All of these compliance mandates and frameworks pose a unique set of challenges and add another level of complexity. Aligning with these government compliance mandates calls for robust encryption with strong key protection, as well as comprehensive authentication and identity systems. This means that any government data security solution that protects sensitive data requires a reliable root of trust which can provide the necessary robust encryption technology.
Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are dedicated cryptographic appliances designed to generate, store and manage cryptographic keys safely. HSMs serve as a root of trust that offer high computing power to perform crypto operations and provide different levels of tamper-resistance inside a hardened device. We invite you to review our Compliance section on FISMA, FedRAMP, and FICAM to learn more about how Utimaco suite of solutions can provide robust protection for digital identities, transactions and applications by securing cryptographic keys and providing Public Key Infrastructure Security (PKI), user authentication and access control, encryption and key management, and ensuring auditability and accountability.