Security Dynamics Technologies Inc., which increased its influence in the information security market through the acquisition in 1996 of RSA Data Security Inc., announced two high-level appointments reflective of the companies' integration.

It promoted chief operating officer Art Coviello to president and named RSA Data Security president Jim Bidzos vice chairman.

As COO, Mr. Coviello "has been responsible for the daily operations of the company," said Chuck Stuckey, chairman and chief executive officer of Security Dynamics. "With this promotion he assumes the day-to-day responsibility of the RSA organization as well."

Mr. Bidzos, RSA's president for 13 years, already was a Security Dynamics director. The company said he "will take a greater role in shaping the strategy of the combined company and directing corporate development, business relationships," and the annual RSA Data Security Conference.

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