PKI management PKI Management Public key infrastructures (PKIs) are relied upon to secure a broad range of digital applications, validating everything from transactions and identities to supply chains. However, infrastructure vulnerabilities represent a significant risk to the organizations that rely on PKI alone to safeguard digital applications. Cipherhut offers PKI encryption key management solutions to help you protect the keys at the heart of PKI as well as PKI-based authentication tokens that leverage the security benefits offered by PKI to deliver dependable identity protection. PKI Key and Certificate Security Secure storage and protection of private keys is integral to the security of the Asymmetric Key Cryptography used in a PKI. If a Certificate Authority’s (CA’s) root key is compromised, the credibility of financial transactions, business processes, and intricate access control systems is adversely affected. Therefore, in a PKI environment – particularly one integral to business processes, financial transactions, or access controls – it is essential that private keys be guarded with the highest level of security possible via a dedicated security device -- a hardware security module (HSM).