Art Coviello, President and CEO, RSA Security Inc.

RSA, in Bedford, Mass., is about to launch a service to give secure credentials to Web users.

InformationWeek Staff, Contributor

September 24, 2005

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Art Caviello, President and CEO, RSA Security Inc. Art Coviello
President and CEO, RSA Security Inc.


ID THEFT"Let me tell you why it's only going to get worse. If you look at viruses, they affected everybody equally. These identity attacks are very specific; they're targeted to get at a person's information so that something can be done with it. The criminals are only going to get more facile with this."


CONSEQUENCES"The banks have been willing to absorb the fraud, but what I think will drive them isn't the fraud, but the loss of reputation and confidence. And you're beginning to see that."


DATA BREACHES"This is a procedural thing that unfortunately a lot of companies haven't kept up with. Security always starts with, 'What is the risk profile? What is the risk you're willing to bear?' It's about process and people, and not just about technology."


RED SOX"They're going to win the division. They're going to beat the Angels again in the first round. They're going to beat Chicago in the second round. And they're going to beat St. Louis again in the World Series."


JOGGING"I didn't do it on purpose, but I threw running stuff in my suitcase, and I had a Red Sox shirt on. I didn't get 100 yards before a guy with no shirt on ran by me and said, 'Yeah, Yankees suck.' Then I ran by an early morning construction scene. A guy shook his finger and said, 'You'll be in second place in a week.'"

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