Jamil Farshchi has joined Equifax as its chief information security officer as the company continues to experience the fallout of a massive data breach that affected more than 145 million consumers.
Farshchi joins the company from The Home Depot, where he held the same role. Equifax said he will assume leadership of an ongoing transformation of its information security program. Based in Atlanta, Farshchi will report to the CEO.
Before his role with The Home Depot, Farshchi was the first global chief information security officer at Time Warner. Before that, he was the vice president of global information security at Visa. Earlier in his career, he held senior roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sitel, Nextwave Broadband, and NASA.
"Jamil has a reputation for helping enterprises rebuild and fortify information security programs,” Equifax interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. said. “His expertise in risk intelligence and cybersecurity, combined with his intimate knowledge of industry best practices, will allow us to design and deploy a best-in-class, global security strategy to re-establish ourselves as a trusted leader."
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