Brenda Bjerke

Brenda Bjerke, is Senior Director, Information Risk Management at Target. In her role, she leads Information Security Management Office, Information Security Policy, Training & Awareness, Vendor Security, Business Information Security Office (BISO), Payments & Compliance (PCI, GLBA, SOX & HIPAA) teams for the enterprise. She joined Target in 2003. After Target’s data security incident in 2013, Brenda played an important role in transforming Target’s security culture.
Brenda serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the Diversity Action Committee for Target’s Technology Services, focused on building a team that values open dialogue, respect, inclusion and diversity. She is also the Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) Champion advancing women in security initiatives at Target and mentors several women in technology, both internally and through external partnerships.
Previously, Brenda worked at American Express Financial Advisors 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).
Brenda spends her free time with her family which includes two teenagers and enjoys volunteering at charities close to her heart.

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