First Virtual Holdings Inc. said it has hired Carolyn Turbyfill as vice president of engineering and operations.

Ms. Turbyfill was vice president of Pretty Good Privacy Inc. responsible for development efforts, international sales, and strategy for security and encryption products. Before that she worked in Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Internet commerce group.

A Cornell University PhD in computer science, Ms. Turbyfill holds a patent on a system that filters data packets at a computer network interface. Her responsibilities include updating and upgrading the First Virtual Internet Payment System and investigating new opportunities in Internet advertising and push technologies.

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