RSA, the Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC), has named as its new security chief Edward Schwartz, who takes the position amid heated criticism over a SecureID data breach that left many of RSA’s high profile customers vulnerable to cyber attacks.
RSA confirmed Schwartz’s appointment in an e-mail Friday.
Schwartz stepped up to head security at RSA after holding a similar position at NetWitness — a company EMC acquired in April — where he was responsible for the alignment of product strategy and operational threat management needs of government and commercial organizations.
“In this multi-faceted role, Eddie will work in conjunction with EMC’s Global Security Office to help ensure the highest levels of information assurance at RSA. Eddie also will contribute to product strategy, marketing, and technical evangelism for RSA,” the company said in a statement.
Schwartz, who will report to David Martin, EMC’s vice president and chief security officer and Tom Corn, chief strategy officer, is taking on the newly created role of vice president and divisional chief security officer at RSA.