Federal agencies are modernizing with cloud and mobile technologies, yet both will present new security challenges. One such challenge is the ability to handle the magnitude of requests for good random numbers, which are required for most security services to function correctly. And a high amount of entropy – the degree of randomness in a system – is needed for strong, truly random numbers. Over the past 18 months, several low-entropy vulnerabilities were discovered and, in some cases, exploited on mobile devices, virtual machines (VMs) and cloud providers. Organizations need to consider adding a standard service that provides a true random number generator with an endless supply of entropy.
Cognitio looks at the challenges low entropy places on an organization's infrastructure and the benefits of a high entropy service in the paper at this link:
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