PersonalPath Systems Appoints S. Michael Matyas, Jr. as Chief Cryptographer and Security Architect

Industry Pioneer Joins Technology Development Effort for Innovative Privacy

and Security Offering for Large Health Insurance Plans



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from PersonalPath Systems, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PersonalPath Systems, Inc. (PPSI)
 today announced the appointment of S. Michael Matyas, Jr., Ph.D., as the
 company's chief cryptographer and security architect.  Dr. Matyas, an
 internationally recognized pioneer in the analysis, design, and development of
 cryptographic and security-related systems, will oversee the development of
 PPSI's privacy and security solutions, leading the company's conceptual
 architecture process and extending its innovative customer offerings for large
 health insurers.  PPSI issued its announcement at RSA Conference 2001, the
 cryptography and data security conference sponsored by RSA Security, Inc.
     "With Mike Matyas' guidance, PersonalPath Systems will continue to make
 important strides in deploying the most sophisticated privacy and security
 technology applications in health care," said Thomas M. Hagan, PersonalPath
 Systems' CIO and chief privacy officer.  "For nearly three decades, Mike has
 played a highly influential role in the evolution of modern cryptography and
 many of the security-related technologies that enable trust in business,
 government, and the consumer sphere.  PersonalPath Systems' partners in the
 health care industry will derive enormous benefit from his intellect and
 experience."
     Dr. Matyas will play a key role in the development of PPSI's privacy and
 security technology solutions, which enable large health plans to better serve
 their constituencies by becoming leading regional hubs for trusted online
 health care information, services, and transactions.  PPSI's solutions allow
 health plans rapidly to deploy online portals to connect these constituencies,
 and by utilizing a de-identified data environment, they offer an immediate
 response to the anticipated compliance requirements of the Health Insurance
 Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
     PPSI developed its privacy-enabled portal offering as an extension of its
 patent-pending privacy and security protection model for
 http://www.personalpath.com, an innovative care management application for
 health plan members.  PPSI has successfully implemented PersonalPath.com for
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New
 Jersey, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, whose health plan populations
 total more than ten million lives.  PPSI's privacy and security model
 incorporates Entrust Technologies' (Nasdaq:   ENTU) PKI technology and involved
 the establishment of a stand-alone company, Internet Privacy Solutions, Inc.,
 to serve as a trusted, third-party registration and certificate authority.
     Under the terms of a recently announced, three-year agreement with PPSI,
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) has been actively involved in the
 software development of a customized, regional portal that will help BCBSM to
 serve its cardholders, doctors, hospitals, employer groups, and agents in a
 secure environment.   PPSI and BCBSM expect the new portal to be implemented
 during the second quarter of 2001.  When implemented, the BCBSM portal is
 expected to serve all of the health plan's 4.8 million members, making it the
 largest known deployment of PKI.
     Dr. Matyas joined PPSI following a 33-year career at IBM, where he
 participated in the design and development of numerous IBM cryptographic
 products.  Retiring as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, his career at the
 company involved a wide array of private sector and government initiatives in
 the United States and abroad, including special work in cryptographic
 application programming interfaces (APIs); software protection and
 distribution schemes; electronic payment systems; time stamping protocols;
 biometric authentication systems; file encryption systems; key management,
 distribution, and recovery systems; and network security.
     A leading member of IBM's Cryptography Center of Competence for 25 years,
 he was chief architect of the company's Common Cryptographic Architecture, a
 multi-platform data security systems and application program interface.  In
 addition, Dr. Matyas has contributed to the development of several national
 and international cryptography standards.
     Dr. Matyas holds patents or has filed patent applications on nearly
 100 inventions, and he is the author of books and numerous technical articles
 covering many aspects of cryptographic system design.  Dr. Matyas received a
 B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from Western Michigan University and a
 Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Iowa; his doctoral
 thesis on cryptography was the first dealing with this subject in the United
 States.  Dr. Matyas and his wife are the parents of two children and reside in
 Manassas, Virginia.
     Based in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, PersonalPath Systems, Inc. is a
 patient-centered technology and care management company.  The company's
 offerings help large health insurers set the standard for private and secure
 service delivery, positioning them as the trusted and central point of
 influence in their regional markets.
 
     Editor's Note:  This release is also available at
 http://www.personalpathsystems.com.
 
 

SOURCE PersonalPath Systems, Inc.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PersonalPath Systems, Inc. (PPSI)
 today announced the appointment of S. Michael Matyas, Jr., Ph.D., as the
 company's chief cryptographer and security architect.  Dr. Matyas, an
 internationally recognized pioneer in the analysis, design, and development of
 cryptographic and security-related systems, will oversee the development of
 PPSI's privacy and security solutions, leading the company's conceptual
 architecture process and extending its innovative customer offerings for large
 health insurers.  PPSI issued its announcement at RSA Conference 2001, the
 cryptography and data security conference sponsored by RSA Security, Inc.
     "With Mike Matyas' guidance, PersonalPath Systems will continue to make
 important strides in deploying the most sophisticated privacy and security
 technology applications in health care," said Thomas M. Hagan, PersonalPath
 Systems' CIO and chief privacy officer.  "For nearly three decades, Mike has
 played a highly influential role in the evolution of modern cryptography and
 many of the security-related technologies that enable trust in business,
 government, and the consumer sphere.  PersonalPath Systems' partners in the
 health care industry will derive enormous benefit from his intellect and
 experience."
     Dr. Matyas will play a key role in the development of PPSI's privacy and
 security technology solutions, which enable large health plans to better serve
 their constituencies by becoming leading regional hubs for trusted online
 health care information, services, and transactions.  PPSI's solutions allow
 health plans rapidly to deploy online portals to connect these constituencies,
 and by utilizing a de-identified data environment, they offer an immediate
 response to the anticipated compliance requirements of the Health Insurance
 Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
     PPSI developed its privacy-enabled portal offering as an extension of its
 patent-pending privacy and security protection model for
 http://www.personalpath.com, an innovative care management application for
 health plan members.  PPSI has successfully implemented PersonalPath.com for
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New
 Jersey, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, whose health plan populations
 total more than ten million lives.  PPSI's privacy and security model
 incorporates Entrust Technologies' (Nasdaq:   ENTU) PKI technology and involved
 the establishment of a stand-alone company, Internet Privacy Solutions, Inc.,
 to serve as a trusted, third-party registration and certificate authority.
     Under the terms of a recently announced, three-year agreement with PPSI,
 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) has been actively involved in the
 software development of a customized, regional portal that will help BCBSM to
 serve its cardholders, doctors, hospitals, employer groups, and agents in a
 secure environment.   PPSI and BCBSM expect the new portal to be implemented
 during the second quarter of 2001.  When implemented, the BCBSM portal is
 expected to serve all of the health plan's 4.8 million members, making it the
 largest known deployment of PKI.
     Dr. Matyas joined PPSI following a 33-year career at IBM, where he
 participated in the design and development of numerous IBM cryptographic
 products.  Retiring as an IBM Distinguished Engineer, his career at the
 company involved a wide array of private sector and government initiatives in
 the United States and abroad, including special work in cryptographic
 application programming interfaces (APIs); software protection and
 distribution schemes; electronic payment systems; time stamping protocols;
 biometric authentication systems; file encryption systems; key management,
 distribution, and recovery systems; and network security.
     A leading member of IBM's Cryptography Center of Competence for 25 years,
 he was chief architect of the company's Common Cryptographic Architecture, a
 multi-platform data security systems and application program interface.  In
 addition, Dr. Matyas has contributed to the development of several national
 and international cryptography standards.
     Dr. Matyas holds patents or has filed patent applications on nearly
 100 inventions, and he is the author of books and numerous technical articles
 covering many aspects of cryptographic system design.  Dr. Matyas received a
 B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from Western Michigan University and a
 Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Iowa; his doctoral
 thesis on cryptography was the first dealing with this subject in the United
 States.  Dr. Matyas and his wife are the parents of two children and reside in
 Manassas, Virginia.
     Based in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, PersonalPath Systems, Inc. is a
 patient-centered technology and care management company.  The company's
 offerings help large health insurers set the standard for private and secure
 service delivery, positioning them as the trusted and central point of
 influence in their regional markets.
 
     Editor's Note:  This release is also available at
 http://www.personalpathsystems.com.
 
 SOURCE  PersonalPath Systems, Inc.