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Target Hires Its First CISO

Target hired former General Motors executive Brad Maiorino as its first chief information security officer (CISO), the retail giant said. As the company’s new—and first—CISO, Maiorino will be responsible for Target’s information security and technology risk strategy. Maiorino is expected to begin his new role as CISO and senior vice president June 16. He will…

The Snowden Conversation We Are All Having in One Way or Another…

Edward Snowden did an important thing: He made an important conversation on security and ethics popular and international. On one hand, he told us something we always knew: Spies spy. That is they stealthily gathering secrets. This is usually associated with times of war or matters of national security. I’d venture to say spying may be the third oldest profession. Spying…

“TrueCrypt is not secure,” Official SourceForge Page Warns of Crypto Program

The widely used open-source TrueCrypt encryption program is “not secure” and should not be used, according to SourceForge, one of the official webpages for TrueCrypt. The announcement posted at truecrypt.sourceforge.net states: “WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues,” text in red at the top of TrueCrypt page on SourceForge…