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Target Begins Security And Compliance Makeover
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EbonyC129
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EbonyC129,
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3/18/2014 | 4:42:54 PM
re: Target Begins Security And Compliance Makeover
NC is the birthing room for cyber-terror in Pitt County NC there is abundant education in IT Skill sets but ZERO availability of computer forensic experts or even IT personnel interested to any real extent in the implications of an emerging regional economy such as is the case in Greenville NC
The sudden access to global bank accounts to open new businesses and investments creates a feeding frenzy for citizens of a formerly severely depressed rural economy....and little desire exists in local politicians most blinded by partisan political ambitions anyway.....the result is predictable....instances of identity theft at local banks is so common place it is considered a tongue-in-cheek event.....
Sophisticated hacking tactics are seen daily even by youth using file cracking as the new "tag" technique.......all the while partisan political concerns trumps commonsense concerns over the real implications of a climate where cyber-intrusions are a laughing matter ...we will see more of the TARGET sort of attacks and unfortunately little will be drawn from the events by those entrusted with the authority to watch such events.......
Go to any public library or even the local campus libraries, computers are pre-set with devices that will collect all sorts of personal information.........keylogger programs are not uncommon, nor is active intrusions often with the assistance of those entrusted with administrative pass access to public networks......in fact in a few cases I know of political activist who have staffers basically on call to allow intrusions of mostly "political" information they don't desire..but who is say where the line is drawn, after that undesirable political comment is blocked , redirected , or deleted ..who is to say that same employee who has such little regard for professionalism is not connected to others who want bank information, social security numbers etc,etc,...?
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3/7/2014 | 8:07:22 PM
re: Target Begins Security And Compliance Makeover
Here is what makes you qualified to be a CIO at Target:

"Former Target CIO Jacob, who holds an MBA, began her career with Target in 1984 as an assistant buyer in TargetGs department store division, DaytonGs, for two years. She was hired by Target in 2002 as director of guest contact centers, and named vice president, guest operations in 2006."

I'm sure she still doesn't understand what happened. Technical expertise does matter for CIOs the same way accounting knowledge matter for CFOs.


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