Staples announced this week that Brett Wahlin has been appointed to the role of chief information security officer (CISO). In this new role, Wahlin will be responsible for global enterprisewide information, product and data security, and will be key in the digital transformation of Staples’ business. Wahlin’s responsibilities expand beyond traditional cyber security into product development, connected devices, fraud and loss prevention.
“Brett has nearly 30 years of experience leading large enterprise information security architecture, policy, operations and development,” said Chief Technology Officer Faisal Masud. “The security of both our customers’ and Staples’ data is critical, and we’ll look to Brett to bring his knowledge of the latest security standards and best practices to the role, as we continue to evolve into a digital-first company.”
Wahlin joins Staples from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, where he served as vice president and CISO. Previously, Wahlin served as chief security officer (CSO) for Sony Network Entertainment International as well as CSO at McAfee.