(Correcting in 5th paragraph to show that DeRodes is no longer
on Veracode board)
April 29 Target Corp, which is
recovering from a massive data breach, on Tuesday named
high-profile information technology consultant Bob DeRodes as
chief information officer.
The discount retailer's previous CIO resigned in March,
several months after the data breach, which included the theft
of about 40 million credit and debit card records and 70 million
other records of customer details late last year.
DeRodes starts on May 5. Target, the third-largest U.S.
retailer, said it was still looking for a chief information
security officer and a chief compliance officer.
DeRodes has been a senior information technology advisor for
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secretary of
Defense, and the U.S. Department of Justice.
He sits on the board of NCR Corp and was a director
at privately held Veracode, which offers cloud-based application
security. He worked at First Data Corp from 2008 to 2010 and at
Home Depot Inc from 2002 to 2008.
Target also said that starting early next year, all of its
store-branded credit and debit cards will be equipped MasterCard
Inc Inc's chip-and-PIN (personal identification number)
(Reporting by Phil Wahba in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)