CREA plus, authorized Utimaco training partner, organises technical trainings for Utimaco hardware security modules (HSMs). A hands-on training qualifies participants to effectively use quality Utimaco HSMs.
Hardware-Based Protection of Sensitive Data Using HSMs
In case of data encryption it is necessary to protect the encryption keys. A solution is to store the keys in a dedicated device, such as hardware security modul (HSM). HSM executes the secure generation and storage of keys, which do not leave the secure environment of an HSM.
German company Utimaco is one of the leading manufacturer of HSMs. Utimaco HSMs keep cryptographic keys safe. With German precision engineering, FIPS certified tamperproof Utimaco HSMs offer scalable performance with the highest level of physical security and self-defence for hostile environments.
Technical Training for Utimaco general purpose HSM
This is a classroom-based course with extensive practical content:
- Learn how to install, configure, administer and manage a general purpose HSM
- Integrate with commonly used applications and customize them for your specific requirements
- Online exam leads to “Utimaco Certified Engineer” status.
The training is designed to enable technicians to:
- acquire the Utimaco-specific knowledge necessary to advise at the pre-sales stage, and then
- be able to carry out the installations and configurations required to set up a successful “proof of concept” and
- provide support up to an agreed level.
During the standard two- or three-day class participants develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to set up, deploy, and maintain Utimaco HSMs and maximize the value of these devices for their organization. Designed for system administrators and project management personnel with or without experience in cryptography, the class covers basic principles of cryptography and the role played by encryption; moreover it especially focuses on Utimaco HSMs and the security architecture in securing sensitive and high-value data. The theoretical part of this class focuses on product description, solution architecture, deployment and maintenance, while the practical sessions include product administration, integration and troubleshooting. These are all hands-on sessions in which an Utimaco HSM is installed and configured to demonstrate a working solution. Here participants master common installation and administration tasks that prepare them to set up and manage Utimaco HSMs in their own environment with a firm awareness of the value of security best practice.
- Hardware & Software Architecture
- Placing Into Operation
- Administration tools
- Device lifecycle and Key storage variants
- Basic administration
- Third Party integrations
Each training attendee has the possibility to take an online exam after the training. A Certificate of Training (“Certified Engineer – CryptoServer HSMs”) is issued by Utimaco after successful passing of the online exam and is valid for 2 years.
CREA plus works with Utimaco product management and R&D to produce high quality training material that is rich in technical information, but also easy to understand. The material is constantly updated to reflect the latest features and is designed with real world use cases very much in mind. Full training documentation is provided for future reference. The trainers bring a wealth of experience in the security industry and cryptography field. They provide “hands on” experience with the latest products.
It is always possible to tailor the technical training to specific needs of the customer.
A registration for the free Utimaco HSM simulator is required in advance.
Trainings are held in English. Location of the training can be chosen by the customer.
You can read more about Utimaco and CREA plus partnership in the field of technical trainings for Utimaco HSMs here.