Originating Truly Random Keys
Every year, more than 7.9 billion data records are stolen or exposed by hackers. For public companies, the cost of a data breach is often more than 100 million dollars. Nation-states are routinely involved in sophisticated attacks, and companies have found themselves under attack, as a route through to another valuable target.
The foundations of data security are the cryptographic keys that encrypt the most sensitive information, and randomness is at the heart of key generation. The goal is to make keys completely unguessable by an attacker.
Today’s key generation relies on randomness generation that is not truly random. Researchers have uncovered nearly half a million certificates in active use that are completely broken due to poor randomness.