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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, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 1997--RSA Data Security, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SDTI), today announced that its president, Jim Bidzos, has been honored as a visionary for his contributions to the advancement of digital 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.

"I am extremely honored to be among this year's ten visionaries," said Jim Bidzos, president of RSA 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 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, president, CSX Technology, Inc.; John T. Chambers, president and CEO, 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, pcOrder.com; 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
(http://www.techweb.com). 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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