An office supplies giant is taking steps to tighten up its data security strategies.

Staples named Brett Wahlin as its chief information security officer (CISO), responsible for global enterprise-wide information, product and data security. He will report to chief technology officer Faisal Masud, who leads Staples Digital Solutions, a new organization within the company that combines its traditional IT and digital organizations.

Wahlin’s position will be key in the digital transformation of Staples’ business. The chain remains mindful that as customer needs continue to adopt technology, especially with an acceleration into online and mobile, security threats will continue to increase. Wahlin’s role…