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Jan
12

MasterCard Sues Nike and Its Former CISO Over Poaching

From: The Wall Street Journal | CIO Journal

By Rachael King

MasterCard  Inc. lawsuit against Nike  Inc. underscores the growing difficulty of finding cybersecurity talent – particularly chief information security officers – as companies seek to bolster their defenses in the face of increasing security breaches.

In a complaint, filed Wednesday in federal court, MasterCard alleges that the footwear company conspired with its ex-CISO William Dennings and former head of information security engineering to poach cybersecurity talent. The credit card company claims that both executives, who went to work for Nike in 2013, broke non-solicitation and non-disclosure contracts by subsequently hiring MasterCard employees who worked in information security.

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