Sun Names Chief Security Officer

Sunday, 21 April 2002, 3:04 PM EST

Sun Microsystems Wednesday said it appointed security expert Whitfield Diffie to its newly created position of chief security officer (CSO).

The company also announced the appointment of Joanne Masters as director of the newly created Sun Global Security Program Office.

Diffie, who has worked at Sun since 1991, invented the concept of public-key encryption and is well-known as an authority on security issues.

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