Holding data in the cloud has always been associated with the question of secure and private access to it. It is imperative for organizations to have full control of encryption keys to their data in the cloud and to be able to revoke this access at any time.
To support the customer in this, T-Systems has launched a new product, External Key Management (EKM) as announced in their press release on 30th November 2022.
Encrypting data in the cloud is a fundamental requirement of cloud security. However, using and managing data encryption keys in a public cloud is challenging. Sensitive data encryption and privacy have recently received widespread attention and focus in the IT industry. This can be partially attributed to compliance requirements such in Schrems II rulings and GDPR regulations which have made cloud providers realize that it is incumbent upon them to strive to develop new services and features to address these new data privacy requirements.AWS released their new solution External Key Store (XKS) at the annual AWS re:Invent 2022. This solution was developed after extensive collaboration between experts from AWS, HSM and key management providers, and Managed Cloud Services providers (MCS) such as our T-Systems security team.