What is HSM Encryption?
HSM encryption uses a hardware security module (HSM) — a tamper-resistant device that manages data security by generating keys and encrypting/decrypting data. HSM security allows limited access via an internal-rules controlled network interface.
HSM Encryption at Snowflake
Snowflake uses Amazon Web Services CloudHSM within its security infrastructure to protect the integrity and security of customer data. CloudHSM provides secure encryption key storage, key wrapping and unwrapping, strong random number generation, and other security features to deliver peace of mind for sensitive corporate data.