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How to keep your business running in a world full of cyber security risks

Cyber security is a constant topic in the news. There is not a single day without the headline that passwords were stolen, companies breached, or data or bitcoins lost. The list seems endless. As the CEO of Securosys I regularly get asked whether..

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Segregation of Duties done right

Many business processes can be problematic or faulty if they are carried out by a single person in a company. The principle of segregation of duties (SoD) is used to prevent this. Segregation of duties is crucial for effective internal control as it..

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Escape Ransomware and Data Theft

In light of recent large-scale attacks on hundreds of companies by cybercriminal groups, the question is how to take precautions. Ransomware criminals encrypt the victim's data and promise to hand over the key in exchange for the ransom. The best..

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Protecting the crypto-stash with Multisig, MPC, and HSMs: Part IV

This is the final post in a series about the various facets of safeguarding crypto assets. In previous posts, we mainly looked at the criteria for establishing security in custody operations. In this text we’ll explore broader aspects of custody..

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Protecting the crypto-stash with Multi-Signature, MPC, and HSMs: Part III

This is the third in a series of posts exploring the various approaches to safeguarding crypto assets. Previously, we introduced the typical attack vectors and examined different approaches to protecting custodians against them. This post is about..

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Protecting the crypto stash with Multi-signature, Multi-Party-Computation, and HSMs: Part II

This is the second in a series of posts exploring the various approaches to safeguarding crypto assets. In the first post we explained our method and looked at the most common attack vector – physical access. This post goes into the other, more..

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Protecting the Crypto Stash with Multi-signature, Multi-party Computation and HSMs: Part I

We compared Multi-Signature, Multi-Party Computation, and Hardware Security Modules to find out which one would be the best at protecting crypto-currencies and assets while also meeting operational, business, and regulatory requirements.

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Quality and reliability, anybody?

“Is this any good? Will it last?” Sometimes these questions are thrown directly at us, sometimes they are just written in our clients’ faces. In the end, everybody wants to know how we can guarantee not just the safety and security, but also the..

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Why a hardened server is not good enough to store crypto assets and how to reliably store crypto assets

Blockchain technology can dramatically improve retail efficiency by enabling fully digital processing and eliminating unneeded intermediaries. It is used for tokenized goods, smart contracts and crypto currencies. However, a challenging problem..

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Internet of Things - Where are all the keys?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the business world. The ability to collect and evaluate data from billions of devices and sensors across ecosystems scattered around the world enables companies to make informed decisions and take immediate..

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Spectre and Meltdown make servers unsafe - for years to come!

So you are running your system on Azure or AWS. Why not, it is easy and quick to get going. It is scalable thanks to the many servers available and the virtualization environment. What could go wrong?

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GDPR Database Encryption

GDPR mandates that as from May 28 2018 on data of natural persons from the EU, such as customer data is safeguarded and access to is controlled. The only technical measure mentioned in the law is encryption.

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Safekeeping of Crypto Assets

For real cold storage, do not rely on paper or USB keys. A piece of paper, a USB key - is this really the way I should keep my crypto assets? Well, if it is just for myself, and the value of crypto coins does not exceed a few hundred bucks, then..

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HSM in the cloud - what to watch out for?

Hardware Security Modul and cloud seem to be incompatible opposites. We associate cloud with the attribute „insecure“. In contrast, HSMs are supposed to be highly secure. So how can we secure HSM in the cloud? Securosys' CEO Robert Rogenmoser..

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Switzerland as the ideal production site for cyber security hardware and software

Switzerland should start producing its own devices and software, says IT expert Gunnar Porada. Sounds like a good idea to us!

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Quantum Computers -  A threat for PKI?

Photo Credit: IBM quantum computer. An IBM Q cryostat used to keep IBM’s 50-qubit quantum computer cold in the IBM Q lab in Yorktown Heights, New York. What are the prerequisites for a secure PKI today? Will quantum computers make PKIs obsolete in..

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Growing up

Only 8% of all startups survive for more than 1000 days. We passed this milestone over the holidays. We must have done something right! Securosys is growing up!

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How to avoid Zero-Day attacks in networking equipment

"The question is not if you get hacked, but when," said Robert Rogenmoser, CEO Securosys, at the Swiss Economic Forum on 06/09/2016 in Interlaken.

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Manufacture in Switzerland? The perfect solution for security equipment!

A few weeks ago we attended a lecture by Adi Shamir, the co-inventor of the RSA encryption algorithm. After his talk someone asked him how to build a HSM. In fact, we are building a HSM - a hardware security module at Securosys. Obviously we were..

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Encryption works

An attacker does not have to break encryption if they get your password. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending a lecture by Adi Shamir. Adi is the “S” in RSA, the wide-spread public key encryption system he co-invented in 1977. Adi is..

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Trust in your equipment

How to avoid backdoors in network security equipment. Whom do you trust when buying secure network communications equipment? The systems that your company relies on to bounce off unauthorized prying eyes? These boxes should provide encryption and..

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Security for the Internet of Things

Can you trust your IoT? The Internet of things (IoT) is here, billions of things are already out there and 100x more devices are going to be deployed in the next few years. They improve our life and reduce cost in areas like Lighting, Health,..

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