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Hardware Security Module

Overview#

Hardware Security Module (HSM) is a physical computing device that safeguards and manages digital keys used in strong authentication and often they provide cryptoprocessing.

Hardware Security Module is a hardware device used to securely generate and store Cryptographic Keys and perform Cryptographic processes.

Hardware Security Module also may be used as Cryptographically secure pseudorandom number generators

Hardware Security Module traditionally come in the form of a plug-in card or an external device that attaches directly to a computer or network server.

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