Source: Dark Reading
by kelly Jackson Higgins
In this article “Pilfered passwords are becoming the norm, especially in large-scale hacks that grab an e-commerce site or organization’s database of credentials all in one swoop. RSA today added an extra hurdle that attackers have to clear to actually score the booty: software that scrambles, randomizes, and splits the information so it’s not stored in a single point of failure.
The patented RSA Labs technology behind the new Distributed Credential Protection software basically makes it harder for the attackers to actually get any useful information during a breach. “It’s another level of defense-in-depth. Salting and hashing is table stakes: Every company should be doing that,” says Rachael Stockton, senior manager of data protection product marketing at RSA.”