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For immediate release: October 23, 2002

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Scaturro named University information technology security officer

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Anthony Scaturro has been named University information technology security officer in Princeton's Office of Information Technology. His appointment is effective Nov. 1.

Scaturro will be responsible for overall technical policy direction on University information technology security issues. Working with the offices of public safety and general counsel, he will consult with University groups that have specific security concerns and coordinate with departments inside and outside the Office of Information Technology that have responsibility for the infrastructure needed to support the University's overall information technology goals.

The new position was created as part of a reorganization initiated by Betty Leydon, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, after she joined the administration in the summer of 2001. It was recommended for funding in the University's 2002-03 operating budget last spring by the Priorities Committee of the Council of the Princeton University Community.

"Anthony Scaturro brings to Princeton University almost 30 years of data processing experience, including 12 years where he has specialized in the development and implementation of information security solutions," Leydon said.

"Leveraging his extensive background in systems analysis and integration, Mr. Scaturro brings a unique, collaborative approach to Princeton's information security officer role," she continued. "His job will be to craft security solutions that carefully balance the need of each user community to manage risk without unduly restricting access to information, the need of technology support teams to implement effective products that are consistent with architectural objectives and the need for the University to manage costs."

From 1981 to 1997, Scaturro worked at J.P. Morgan in New York City, where he served as an application development manager, the manager of global electronic mail services and an information security specialist. He then became the first information security officer of the Lewco Securities Corp. in Jersey City, a jointly owned subsidiary of Schroder Bank and Hambrect and Quist. Scaturro wrote the firm's security policies, developed its security awareness program and managed the implementation of all security-related procedures and technology products, including firewalls, anti-virus software, encryption technology and products designed to assess system vulnerabilities and to detect intruders.

Since 2001, Scaturro has served as the director of information security and the director of commercial data management for the RCN Corp. in Princeton. He developed a comprehensive information security policy for the company and served in a consulting capacity to RCN's technology implementation teams and the RCN business community.

Scaturro earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Florida State University.