What is BYOE?

BYOE, or Bring Your Own Encryption, is also known as Hold Your Own Key, or HYOK. BYOE is used when a user implements BYOK, but does not wish to leave a copy of their key with the Cloud Service, so BYOE is implemented instead. In BYOE, the HSM acts as a proxy between the organization and the Cloud Provider’s storage systems. The HSM deals with all cryptographic processing as well.