Staples hasn't avoided data breaches in the past, yet this is the first time the company has appointed a CISO.
Brett Wahlin comes with good credentials, having recently been the CISO at HPE.
It reflects how serious companies are beginning to take information security, particularly those looking to grow their digital footprint. It could lead to other similar companies following the trend.
Staples has hired its first chief information security officer (CISO), a key new member of the office supply giant's team that combines traditional IT and digital transformation. StaplesNew Staples CISO Brett Wahlin CISO Brett Wahlin, who will report to the company's CTO, will be responsible for enterprise-wide information, product and data security during a time in which Staples looks to expand its delivery business.