July 27, 2020
Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer of Equifax, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. The NTSC is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the nation. The organization unite's both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
Jamil will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
“Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to lead cybersecurity programs across a range of industries, and the cybersecurity landscape today is more challenging than ever,” Jamil said. “As defenders against cyberattacks, public-private partnerships are essential to our success. I look forward to working with the NTSC’s board to support important policy priorities and help address critical issues facing our nation.”
Since joining the company in 2018, Jamil and his team have made significant progress and investments to help Equifax become a leader in security, including:
- Announcing a three-year, $1.25B data, security and technology transformation -- the largest investment in the company’s history. The end result will enable Equifax to become an industry leader in security and will elevate the company’s technology to market-leading capabilities.
- Building a new Global Security Fusion Center in Atlanta, a $7.3 million investment that supports 24-7 detection and response capabilities and co-locates employees from cybersecurity, fraud, privacy, crisis management, and network operations.
- Hiring more than 1,000 new employees in technology and security teams, These are people with highly-specialized, technical skills that have helped Equifax develop a world-class security organization.
Jamil joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aflac, Ellie Mae, Freddie Mac, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard, McKesson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Synovus, US Bank, and Voya Financial.