Former Target CISO Brad Maiorino joined Booz Allen Hamilton’s U.S. commercial business as executive vice president, where he will be responsible for helping Booz Allen clients deploy cybersecurity and risk management solutions, according to an announcement.
Target quickly promoted Rich Agostino to replace Maiorino as CISO. Agostino was previously Target’s vice president of information security, CIO.com reports.
Target brought on Maiorino just after the company suffered a massive data breach in late 2013.
Maiorino is largely credited for helping Target strengthen its security posture and "cleaning house" post-breach. For a company like Target that has fallen prey to a massive breach in the past, having a CISO in place is important from a public trust perspective, which is likely why Target was so quick to announce Agostino's promotion.
Target has managed to build a respectable tech reputation since bouncing back from the massive breach. Under CIO Mike McNamara, Target has invested in innovative tech and begun using open source as a "core building block" for its technology strategy. Target has also been working to speed up development and deployment cycles and improve cooperation across teams.