How Equifax Accelerated its Leadership in Cybersecurity in 2021
EQUIFAX HAS ACCELERATED ITS LEADERSHIP IN SECURITY over the last year. The company expanded its top-tier cloud security to include automated validation and monitoring; fortified its digital supply chain with greater detail, speed, and innovation; strengthened its global risk posture; enhanced its employee security training; and engaged with stakeholders around the world to help others prepare for and defend against emerging threats.
The Report shows that, for a second-consecutive year, the maturity of Equifax’s cybersecurity program exceeded every major industry benchmark, according to a leading global research and advisory firm. Additionally, a leading cybersecurity reporting service found that Equifax’s security posture ranked in the top 1% of Technology and Financial Services companies analyzed.
The Report also highlights the impact of EFX Security in 2021:
35M+ Cyber threats defended against on average each day
370,000+ Simulations conducted to test the global workforce in security
11,000+ Employees received personalized security training
1000+ Deep-dive analyses conducted on critical digital supply chain partners
800+ Organizations supported through Equifax Breach Services
160+ Automated cloud security checks monitored in real time
150+ Equifax products securely brought to market
25+ Industry forums participated in to tackle global cyber challenges
20 Certifications obtained from outside auditors
In recent years, Equifax has taken unprecedented steps to transform its security program across every level. The company invested $1.5 billion to rebuild its security and technology systems from the ground up; built a $7.3 million Cyber Fusion Center that supports 24/7 detection and response; and hired more than 600 highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect consumer data.