Target has named a new Chief Information Officer in an attempt to salvage its reputation after last year’s hacking controversy. Bob DeRodes will assume the role of CIO. He has previously worked in an advisory role with the US Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Secretary of Defense. He will take up the post on May 5th.
The company also announced that it is working with MasterCard to make new more-secure cards for customers that will be rolled out early next year.
“Establishing a clear path forward for Target following the data breach has been my top priority,” Gregg Steinhafel, Target’s chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement. “I believe Target has a tremendous opportunity to take the lessons learned from this incident and enhance our overall approach to data security and information technology.”