Code Signing - HSM - White Paper
Code signing has emerged as an essential ingredient
to doing business for virtually any organization that
distributes code to customers and partners. Retailers,
utility providers, software vendors, government agencies,
and device manufacturers are beginning to recognize the
need to deploy trusted applications and devices in the field.
Code signing represents a vital way to establish trust—and
if this bond is broken, the repercussions can be costly.
Hardware security modules (HSMs) represent a critical
means for protecting the keys that underpin the code
This paper looks at the critical nature
of code signing, and it details some of the key requirements
for building a high assurance code-signing infrastructure.