Choosing the Right Payment HSM to Secure your Payment Value Chain
The payment ecosystem contains some of the most complex and vulnerable processes that we have today. It involves many players and layers, as well as highly sensitive data, making it a prime
target for complications and attacks. All these stakeholders must work together to provide a security solution that protects customer information because this entire system is only as strong as its weakest link. At the heart of this security landscape sit one or several hardware security modules (HSM).
In this article, we will provide greater insight into the payment ecosystem, outline recent changes and new security requirements, as well as make recommendations around
choosing the best HSM.
This white paper provides guidelines for the choice of the right HSM, looking at aspects like
the payment value chain
PCI security and compliance
PIN transaction security and PIN translation
symmetric key management compliant to
ANSI X9.24-1/ANSI X9.24-2/ASC X9 TR 31