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Equifax Names New CISO

Former Home Depot CISO takes the reins in the wake of Equifax's massive data breach and fallout.

Equifax has hired Jamil Farshchi as its new chief information security officer (CISO) to fill the slot by its former CISO, who retired last year in the wake of revelations of its massive data breach.

Farshchi is the former CISO of The Home Depot who took that position after the retailer suffered a data breach of its own in 2014. According to Equifax, Farschi will head the company's information security program transformation, and will report to the CEO. His resume includes serving as the first global CISO at Time Warner, vice president of global information security at Visa, and senior positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory and NASA.

"Jamil has a reputation for helping enterprises rebuild and fortify information security programs. 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," Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., interim chief executive officer at Equifax, said in a statement.

"Equifax is a company with tremendous potential, and I am confident that we will transform our security program into one of the most advanced and recognized globally," Farshchi said in a statement. "I am grateful for this new challenge and am looking forward to enabling the business with new insights, a fresh perspective, and a multi-dimensional way of thinking about global data stewardship and information security."

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