Tales from the Encryption: HIPS
When an intruder goes looking for data, a field of obvious nonsense values is a big clue that that's the data to try to decrypt. Hide-In-Plain-Sight (HIPS) is a new method of encryption that encrypts data in a way that looks normal. Authorized users will know which fields to apply the decryption key to, and unauthorized users will not. When you use HIPS, an intruder will need to first determine what data has been encoded before they can start decoding the sensitive information. This presentation will showcase three HIPS techniques that can be used by any application with a minmum level of effort for Social Security numbers, date of birth, city, state and ZIP code.