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New Encryption Key Management?
My employer was recently notified that it needed to upgrade it's legacy system to be 'PCI' [in the credit card data protection/privacy sense] compliant.

For example see the Visa's pdf at [link|http://usa.visa.com/download/business/accepting_visa/support_center/cisp_overview.pdf#search=%22visa%20pci%22|http://usa.visa.com/...=%22visa%20pci%22]

Most of the requirements are fairly straightforward [Convert database columns from plain text to [probably] Triple DES encrypted values.

But there are a few open issues,

  • How to protect and securely distribute the encryption keys?


  • How to recover the key that matches a particular database backup?


There are several vendors who will sell you a 'magic box' that acts as a key management system. These boxes seem to require other hardware, software and consulting services from the vendor [and have unknown reliability issues].

There is also a 'Symkey' LGPL project on SourceForge [link|http://www.strongkey.org/|http://www.strongkey.org/] - but it is clearly not ready for prime [or any other] time yet.

Has anyone had experiance implementing a key management system?
New Key Management Systems
what OS are you running? Verisign has a business of key management.
thanx,
bill
Any opinions expressed by me are mine alone, posted from my home computer, on my own time as a free american and do not reflect the opinions of any person or company that I have had professional relations with in the past 50 years. meep
New Re: Key Management Systems
Somehow this ended up over in 'M$ is Guilty', it should be in 'Security'.

I'll reply over there [and try editing this post to link to the new message]
New Re: Key Management Systems (new thread)
Created as new thread #265848 titled [link|/forums/render/content/show?contentid=265848|Re: Key Management Systems]
     Encryption Key Management? - (dlevitt) - (3)
         Key Management Systems - (boxley) - (2)
             Re: Key Management Systems - (dlevitt)
             Re: Key Management Systems (new thread) - (dlevitt)

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