Secure Technology Alliance Resource Highlights Key Encryption for Strengthening Information Security Environments

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Secure Technology Alliance today announced a white paper, created in collaboration with Utimaco, exploring the importance of strong key encryption in fortifying the ever-expanding information security infrastructure.

An increase in remote work has forced a digital transformation which calls for the urgent implementation of an information security framework based on zero trust. Access to a zero-trust network is considered hostile until proven otherwise, creating a critical need for data encryption.

This white paper presents key encryption as a viable approach to safeguarding sensitive data in the public and private sectors, explores the use of Hardware Security Modules (HSM) and delves into effective key lifecycle management.

“Protecting private data is high stakes for both U.S. federal agencies and private organizations of all sizes,” said Jason Bohrer, executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance. “A single data breach can have longstanding consequences to both daily operations and an organizations credibility. This resource showcases the critical importance of key encryption in establishing a zero-trust framework and creating a tamper-free confidential environment that meets compliance standards.”

The white paper, “Strengthening Information Security with Strong Key Encryption,” is available for download from the Secure Technology Alliance website.

Information and cybersecurity professionals in federal government and public sectors, and those responsible for the protection of critical data can benefit from this white paper, which touches on:

  • Zero-trust framework strategies
  • Utilizing Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) v2.1 certified Hardware Security Modules (HSM)
  • Leveraging key lifecycle management plans to cope with perceived risks and maximize encryption benefits
  • Employing tokenization to enable the secure substitution of a surrogate value for sensitive data

Those interested in learning more are encouraged to attend an upcoming Secure Technology Alliance webinar, sponsored by Utimaco, that will delve into key encryption’s vital role in securing federal agencies’ data, implementation challenges and integration solutions.  The upcoming webinar, “U.S. Executive Order: Strengthening Information Security with Key Encryption for Data at Rest,” will be held on October 7, 2021 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. Registration details can be found on the Secure Technology Alliance website.  

The webcast will provide valuable insights on the following: 

  • Deconstructing key management challenges when encrypting data in complex IT environments 
  • How key management solutions are in line with the federal mandate and Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 
  • Utilizing key encryption to implement a zero-trust information security framework on public cloud, on-premise and hybrid cloud 

To participate in the creation and development of resources like “Strengthening Information Security with Strong Key Encryption” and other Alliance activities, visit the Alliance website for information on membership. Membership and participation in Alliance activities enables organizations of all sizes, and their respective individual members, in all industries to not only be at the forefront of digital security, but to help shape it by sharing expertise, debating with industry thought leaders and influencing industry best practices. 

For continuing updates on the Secure Technology Alliance, visit and follow SecureTechOrg on Twitter. 

About the Secure Technology Alliance  
The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. The Alliance brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in payments, mobile, identity and access, healthcare, transportation and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets.  

The Alliance’s mission is to stimulate understanding, adoption and widespread application of connected digital solutions based on secure chip and other technologies and systems needed to protect data, enable secure authentication and facilitate commerce.  
The Alliance is driven by its U.S.-focused member companies. They collaborate by sharing expertise and industry best practices through industry and technology councils, focused events, educational resources, industry outreach, advocacy, training and certification programs. Through participation in the breadth of Alliance activities, members strengthen personal and organizational networks and take away the insights to build the business strategies needed to commercialize secure products and services in this dynamic environment.  

For more information, please visit   

About Utimaco
Utimaco is a global platform provider of trusted Cybersecurity and Compliance solutions and services with headquarters in Aachen (Germany) and Campbell, CA (USA). Utimaco develops on-premises and cloud-based hardware security modules and key management solutions as well as compliance solutions for telecommunication providers in the field of regulation. Utimaco is one of the world's leading manufacturers in both of these market segments.
470+ employees around the globe create innovative solutions and services to protect data, identities and communication networks with responsibility for global customers and citizens. Customers and partners in many different industries value the reliability and long-term investment security of Utimaco’s high-security products and solutions.

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Montner Tech PR