Leadership: Are You Changing the World?
Regardless of where you are in your career, continuous leadership development is invaluable to your professional and personal life. If you have experience in business leadership, you’ve probably seen first-hand the effect of strong leadership on organizational performance. Join the next EWF Webinar to hear stories and lessons learned from two of Target’s top cyber security leaders, CISO Rich Agostino and Information Security Senior Director Brenda Bjerke. They’ll talk about how they harnessed their leadership skills through some challenging situations and became even stronger leaders as a result.
About Our Speakers
Rich Agostino, SVP, CISO, Target
Richard Agostino is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Target Corporation. He has extensive experience in information technology, risk and compliance and driving enterprise security initiatives across large global organizations. In his current role, Rich is responsible for Target’s Information Security organization, helping to enable Target’s enterprise strategy by protecting the company from security threats, and ensuring a secure shopping experience for our guests in stores and online.
Rich joined Target in September 2014 as Vice President of Information Security where he played a major role in the advancement of Target’s information risk and security strategy. Prior to Target, Rich was with General Electric for 12 years where he held various executive roles in information security, technology risk and audit.
Rich is a member of the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors, where he works alongside his peers to enhance payment security standards. Rich earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Brenda Bjerke, Senior Director, Information Risk Management, Target
Brenda Bjerke, is Senior Director, Information Risk Management at Target. In her role, she leads security compliance programs including PCI Security, SOX IT, GLBA and vendor security for the enterprise.
She joined Target in 2003 as Project Manager where she led teams to deliver on new contact center technology.
Previously, Brenda worked at American Express Financial Advisors for 10 years where she was responsible for a variety of business operations, leadership and project roles.
Brenda has earned a Bachelor of Applied Business and Masters of Business Administration. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).
An important aspect of her life is her family including two teenagers. In her free time, she enjoys running and trying new restaurants.
About A View from the Top Series
"C” level insights to challenges, solutions and innovative ideas. A members-only webinar series allowing our members to learn from the most senior level male and female industry leaders. The webinar series aims to provide insights and training to prepare women executives for senior management roles. Eligible for CPE credits.