Target Names New CIO; as it tries to clean up its image from massive data breach


Target (NYSE: TGT) is moving forward from its massive data breach with the addition of a new CIO. The company announced today that Bob DeRodes, who has advised the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Secretary of Defense, will become CIO on May 5.

Target’s previous CIO departed from the company in early March amid the retailer’s recovery from the cyber attack that compromised payment data of more than 70 million Target shoppers during the holidays. While the top information post has been filled, Target is still also actively searching for a chief information security officer and a chief compliance officer to round out its data security team.

DeRodes comes to Target with more than 40 years of experience and is a recognized leader in information technology, data security, and business operations. The security exec has held top technology positions at a number of multinational companies including CitiBank, USAA Federal Savings Bank, First Data, Home Depot and Delta Air Lines. 

By Jarrett Neil Ridlinghafer 
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