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RSA Data Security, Inc. President Honored with Visionary Award; CMP's CommunicationsWeek Names James Bidzos Among Visionaries Changing the Industry and the World.

REDWOOD CITY Redwood City, city (1990 pop. 66,072), seat of San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1868. Manufactures include commmunications, electrical, electronic, and medical equipment. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 1997--RSA Data Security, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
 in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations

U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on
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SDTI Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc.
SDTI San Diego Trolley Inc.
SDTI Serial Digital Transport Protocol
), today announced that its president, Jim Bidzos, has been honored as a visionary for his contributions to the advancement of digital communications Transmitting text, voice and video in binary form. See communications.  and its application to the goals of American business.

This annual award, bestowed to ten industry visionaries, was given by CMP's CommunicationsWeek during a ComNet '97 keynote ceremony on February 4.

Nominations for CommunicationsWeek's Visionary Awards were assessed by a panel of independent experts. CommunicationsWeek editorial staff determined the final list of winners based on the panel's recommendations. More than 100 executives from leading companies were nominated nom·i·nate  
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.

2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor.

"I am extremely honored to be among this year's ten visionaries," said Jim Bidzos, president of RSA (1) (Rural Service Area) See MSA.

(2) (Rivest-Shamir-Adleman) A highly secure cryptography method by RSA Security, Inc., Bedford, MA (, a division of EMC Corporation since 2006. It uses a two-part key.
 Data Security, Inc. "At RSA, our goal has been to provide the security elements necessary to enable global electronic commerce. Fueled by the explosive growth of the Internet and users who seek privacy and security in their transactions, we believe that millions of people are now using software protected with RSA encryption (cryptography, algorithm) RSA encryption - A public-key cryptosystem for both encryption and authentication, invented in 1977 by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman. Its name comes from their initials.

The RSA algorithm works as follows.
 technology. We expect this number to continue to grow as companies continue to fundamentally transform their business practices for the 21st Century."

Other winners included John T. Andrews John Tuttle Andrews (May 29, 1803 - June 11, 1894) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born near Schoharie Creek, New York, Andrews moved with his parents in 1813 to Reading, near Dundee, Yates County. He attended the district school and also was privately tutored.
, president, CSX CSX Chessie Seaboard Multiplier (railroad transportation company)
CSX Cayman Islands Stock Exchange
CSX Changsha, China (Airport Code)
CSX Cardiac-Specific Homeobox
CSX Seaboard Coastline Railroad
 Technology, Inc.; John T. Chambers, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Cisco
Group, Inc.; Lawrence J. Ellison, chairman and CEO, Oracle Corp.;
William J. Esrey, chairman and CEO, Sprint Corp.; William Friel, CIO
and senior vice president, Prudential Insurance Co.; Christina C.
Jones, president and founder,; Phyllis J. Michaelides,
program manager, manufacturing, Allied Signal, Inc.; and Denis J.
O'Leary, CIO and senior vice president, Chase Manhattan Bank.

CommunicationsWeek and CMP Media

    CommunicationsWeek, The Networking Newspaper, is the leading
newspaper serving the information needs of network IT management.
The newspaper delivers news and analysis that helps network IT
management translate evolving advances in communications and
computing technology directly into business advantage
    CMP Media Inc.  provides publishing, marketing and information
services to the entire high-technology spectrum -- the builders,
sellers and users of technology -- through print and electronic media.
All of CMP's publications and online products can be accessed through
the company's TechWeb site on the World Wide Web
(  Print titles include EE Times, Computer
Reseller News, InformationWeek and WINDOWS Magazine.

RSA Data Security, Inc.

    RSA Data Security, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Security
Dynamics Technologies, Inc., is the world's brand name for
cryptography, with more than 75 million copies of RSA encryption and
authentication technologies installed and in use worldwide.  RSA
technologies are part of existing and proposed standards for the
Internet and World-Wide Web, CCITT, ISO, ANSI, IEEE, and business,
financial and electronic commerce networks around the globe.  The
company develops and markets platform-independent developer's kits
and end-user products and provides comprehensive cryptographic
consulting services.
    Founded in 1982 by the inventors of the RSA Public Key
Cryptosystem, the company is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif.


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