Thales e-Security can help you meet the encryption requirements in New York State’s Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies through:
- Protected security intelligence logs that identify irregular access patterns and breaches in progress
- Encrypting or tokenizing data at rest and in motion so that if it is stolen, it is meaningless and therefore useless to cybercriminals
In addition, Thales e-Security can help you go beyond compliance to the best practices necessary to protect your sensitive data across devices, processes, platforms and environments. These include:
- Access controls that let only credentialed users retrieve data
- Centrally managing and securely storing encryption keys from across your organization
- Hardware security modules to provide a hardened, tamper-resistant environment for secure cryptographic processing, key generation and protection, encryption and more
Security Intelligence Logs
Thales e-Security lets the enterprise monitor and identify extraordinary data access. Vormetric Security Intelligence Logs are detailed management logs that specify which processes and users have accessed protected data. They specify when users and processes accessed which data, under which policies, and if access requests were allowed or denied. The management logs will even expose when a privileged user submits a command like 'switch users' in order to attempt to imitate, and potentially exploit, the credentials of another user. Sharing these logs with a security information and event management (SIEM) platform helps uncover anomalous patterns in processes and user access, which can prompt further investigation. For example, an administrator or process may suddenly access much larger volumes of data than normal, or attempt to do an unauthorized download of files. These events could point to an APT attack or malicious insider activities.
Thales e-Security protects the data itself through Vormetric Transparent Encryption with integrated Key Management for data at rest,Application Encryption,Tokenization with Dynamic Masking and more. These techniques make the data meaningless and worthless without the tools to decrypt it.
In addition Thales e-Security’s Datacryptor 5000 high-speed data in motion security platforms deliver high performance encryption at near zero latency. While other solutions merely encrypt data, Datacryptors provide a complete security solution that scales from simple point-to-point to many hundreds of endpoints.
Thales e-Security’s Vormetric’s Data Security Platform provides state of the art user access control.
Separation of privileged access users and sensitive user data. With the Vormetric Data Security Platform, organizations can create a strong separation of duties between privileged administrators and data owners. Vormetric Transparent Encryption encrypts files while leaving their metadata in the clear. In this way, IT administrators—including hypervisor, cloud, storage, and server administrators—can perform their system administration tasks, without being able to gain privileged access to the sensitive data residing on the systems they manage.
Separation of administrative duties. Strong separation-of-duties policies can be enforced to ensure one administrator does not have complete control over data security activities, encryption keys, or administration. In addition, the Vormetric Data Security Manager supports two-factor authentication for administrative access.
Granular privileged access controls. Thales e-Security’s solution can enforce very granular, least-privileged-user access management policies, enabling protection of data from misuse by privileged users and APT attacks. Granular privileged-user-access management policies can be applied by user, process, file type, time of day, and other parameters. Enforcement options can control not only permission to access clear-text data, but what file-system commands are available to a user.
Unified Key Management
Integrated Key Management from Thales e-Security provides a robust, standards-based platform for managing encryption keys from disparate sources across the enterprise. It simplifies the management and administrative challenges around encryption key management to ensure that keys are secure and always provisioned to authorized encryption services.
Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)
nShield HSMs from Thales e-Security provide a hardened, tamper-resistant environment for secure cryptographic processing, key generation and protection, encryption and more. Available in three FIPS 140-2 certified form factors,nShield HSMs can be deployed in many ways. nShield Connect and Solo HSMs also provide a secure environment for running sensitive applications. The CodeSafe option lets you execute code within nShield boundaries, protecting your applications and the data
In addition nShield HSMs:
- Generate and protect root and certificate authority (CA) keys, providing support for PKIs across a variety of use cases
- Sign your application code so you can ensure that your software remains secure, unaltered and authentic
- Create digital certificates for credentialing and authenticating proprietary electronic devices for IoT applications and other network deployments.