DCP

The Hacks Get Hacked and Their Passwords Get Dumped

By Liz Robinson, Principal Product Marketing Manager, RSA Identity and Data Protection On January 30, the New York Times acknowledged that it had been a victim of a security breach.  The Times claims this was the result of a long, targeted attack allegedly committed by attackers located in China to gain access to corporate email…

You Down with PPI?

By Liz Robinson, Principal Product Marketing Manager, RSA Identity and Data Protection We’ve all heard of Personally Identifiable Information or PII (social security number, drivers license number, birth dates) and Protected Health Information or PHI (medical diagnosis codes, medical history), but have you heard of Personal Password Information or PPI?  No? How important are your…

Split-value Cryptographic Authentication: Building Advanced Threat-Resistant Software

By Eric Baize, Senior Director, EMC Product Security Office Advanced Threats are deeply impacting the way we develop secure products by fundamentally changing our working assumptions. We used to design and develop products to be attack resistant assuming that the environment where they will be deployed may be compromised. We now have to develop and…

Adapt or Die: Even Passwords Can Get Tougher

“If you do not change, you can become extinct !” – Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese For the time being, passwords are a fact of life. We can reinforce them with other form factors and can use multi-factor authentication in many places, but we have passwords all over the place and that is basically…