Equifax announced that it has named Jamil Farshchi to serve as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  Farshchi, who previously served as CISO at The Home Depot, will assume company-wide leadership of work already underway to transform the company’s information security program, and collaborate with the industry to share best practices on information security.  

Prior to his role at The Home Depot, Farshchi was the first Global Chief Information Security Officer at Time Warner, where he brought to bear risk-management techniques from the financial and government sectors to develop a model security program for the media and entertainment industry. Before that, Farshchi was the Vice President of Global Information Security at Visa, where he developed and implemented the firm’s first global information security strategy, led efforts in mobile security, identity, and big data, and transformed their security program into a recognized global leader.  He has also held senior roles at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sitel Corporation, Nextwave Broadband, and NASA.

Farshchi, who will be based in Atlanta, and will report to the Chief Executive Officer, holds a master’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.  He also completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Leadership Development.

Source: Equifax Press Release