Over the past several years, many businesses have made the decision to start using hardware security modules (HSMs). These hardware devices provide the highest level of security for sensitive data, offering tamper-resistance features and failsafe security measures that automatically destroy data if an unauthorized person gains access to the device. This makes HSMs an easy choice for InfoSec and DevSecOps leaders that take data security seriously.
However, most organizations are only using their HSMs for a small fraction of the possible use cases and are not taking advantage of their HSMs to their fullest potential. In this article, we’ll cover all of the ways that you can expand usage of these devices to bolster security throughout your environment and maximize ROI on your company’s decision to invest in HSMs.