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What Are Botnets?

Botnets are groups of malware-infected, Internet-connected devices that perform mundane tasks with precision and speed. They are led by bot masters, aka bot herders, who communicate with a C&C server (a computer that instructs infected devices to carry out attacks and perform other functions) via covert channels, such as Internet Relay Chats (IRCs) and websites.

Each individual connected computer in a botnet is called a zombie because the computer or device owner is generally unaware that their machine is mindlessly performing malicious actions. Botnets can wreak all kinds of havoc—from DDoS attacks to cryptocoin mining, from sending spam to spreading fake news.

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How hardware security modules could protect your crypto assets

As a security consultant for blockchain projects at Orbs, one of the recurring concerns I hear from customers is how to protect the private keys of their hot and cold wallets.

A hardware security module (HSM) is a tradition security solution which manages digital keys and is been used widely in PKI environments and in the financial sector.

At first glance, using of a HSM might be the perfect solution for blockchain-based solutions. The HSM generates key pairs, has secure storage, and can off-load cryptographic operations from the entire system.

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The Importance of Securing the Blockchain

Blockchain is a technology that promises to change how data is stored and businesses operate. 

It is important to ensure that the blockchain, and the data that it stores, is properly protected.

Store your cryptographic material for blockchain in a Hardware Security Module (HSM).

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Technical Training for Utimaco HSM

shutterstock 298735595CREAplus, authorized Utimaco training partner, is going to deliver an online hands-on technical training for Utimaco HSM, on 5-6 November 2020.

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CREAplus Successfully Delivered Training on ESKM

utimaco LAN V5 4CREAplus, authorized Utimaco training partner, successfully delivered two online hands-on technical trainings on Utimaco Enterprise Secure Key Manager (ESKM), for a large multinational corporation, in October 2020, in two different time zones.

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