RSA Executive Chairman Arthur W. Coviello has responded to its clients about the security breach of its SecurID tokens. The security company confirmed that information taken from RSA in March had been used as an element of an attempted broader attack on Lockheed Martin, which was thwarted.
As a result of the Lockheed attack, RSA is expanding its security remediation program. This program will continue to include the best practices first detailed to customers in March and will further expand two offers we feel will help assure our customers’ confidence:
- An offer to replace SecurID tokens for customers with concentrated user bases typically focused on protecting intellectual property and corporate networks.
- An offer to implement risk-based authentication strategies for consumer-focused customers with a large, dispersed user base, typically focused on protecting Web-based financial transactions.
Read Coviello’s full letter here.