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RSA's Art Coviello clears the air regarding alleged payments from NSA

RSA executive took to the stage during the RSA conference to clarify company's working relationship with the NSA (NYSE:EMC)

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am

RSA 2014 - EMC-owned RSA came under fire at the end of 2013 for alleged involvement of providing the NSA a security backdoor in exchange for a $10 million contract.

 

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At a time when companies with even rumored ties to the NSA garner criticism, RSA wanted to clear the air - saying that the RSA, while working with the NSA along with other private industry companies, had its trust exploited by the US government.

 

"Has RSA done work with NSA... yes," said Art Coviello, RSA executive chairman, during his keynote speech on Tuesday morning. "We spoke to this issue, which is hard to do to provide any context for the state of the industry at the time, and the state of evolution of RSA's business."

 

Coviello thinks it is a good idea for the NSA to split offensive and defensive capabilities as Internet users continue to show concern over government snooping.

NEWS SOURCES:Crn.com

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