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Target CIO Sacked as Company Seeks to Regroup

Mar 6, 2014 // Dan Yelin

Heads are rolling in a management reshuffle at Target with Beth Jacobs, the company’s Chief Information Officer, resigning this morning. Her departure comes in the wake of a disastrous data breach that exposed personal account and credit card information for over 40 million customers. Jacobs, who served as CIO since 2008, was responsible for overseeing Target’s information security infrastructure.

There has been no word yet on who will succeed her, however the company has confirmed that her position will be filled through an external hire. In the interim, Target CEO, Chairman, and President Gregg Steinhafel has said that the company is currently in the process of overhauling its IT system in a bid to prevent future hacker intrusions.