Using HSMs to Secure Password Databases
Author(s): Steve Thomas

Date: July 2013
Publication: Passwords13 Las Vegas
Source: Currently no known Internet copy of paper.

Abstract or Summary:
This talk will cover the problem with password databases, and attempt to fix the problem by using a hardware security module (HSM) to secure the password database from over-the-wire theft. I will cover the minimum requirements of an HSM, discuss currently available HSMs, and then introduce a simple, fast, and inexpensive DIY solution that costs a little more than $20 per server. Note: Video of presentation:

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