Beth M. Jacob

Target CIO leaves in wake of security breach as chip cards move in

As Target tries to regain its footing after the massive security breach it suffered back in December, its chief information officer, Beth Jacob, announced today that she is resigning, effective immediately. Meanwhile, the gigantic retailer is speeding up its adoption of smart credit card technology.

PCI data security standards are failing us

Target, Neiman-Marcus, Michaels: How PCI data security standards are failing us

The PCI-compliant merchant environment is similar to a poorly designed nuclear reactor. The cooling water continuously circulates in order to cool down the active zone, and if the pumps stop for a while, the whole thing melts down and blows up.