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Friday, 20 September 2002, 9:55 AM EST

Last April, Donald Cantwell, vice president of I.T. for the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA), witnessed one of a CIO's worst security frights: An employee caused a breach that had criminal implications.

One of Cantwell's employees was indicted on charges of identity theft. A 27-year-old programmer, who had written the agency's HR applications, was caught in a police sting after authorities alleged that he stole and sold the names, addresses, phone and Social Security numbers from the personnel files of 76 NYCSCA employees.

If there was a silver lining it was that the incident gave us the opportunity to review everyone who had remote access, and [that] caused us to tighten our security practices," says Cantwell.

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