What is HSM Encryption?
HSM encryption uses a hardware security module (HSM) — a tamper-resistant computing device that manages and protects data security – to create keys and encrypt and decrypt 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.