RSA to Replace Security Tokens After Data Breach

Offer follows attack on Lockheed Martin that company linked to RSA data theft

EMC Corp.’s security-systems unit RSA offered to swap the SecurID tokens it provides to clients such as defense contractors and government agencies after a network breach disclosed in March resulted in the theft of RSA data.

RSA will replace the tokens if the customer believes it is necessary, Helen Stefan, a spokeswoman, said in an interview. She said RSA has about 40 million tokens in use, providing clients’ employees remote access to internal networks. Its defense-contractor clients include Lockheed Martin Corp., Northrop Grumman Corp. and Raytheon Co.

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