EQUIFAX IS COMMITTED TO SECURITY COLLABORATION, TRANSPARENCY AND
KNOWLEDGE-SHARING. We publish annual
security reports, webinars
resources to help businesses and consumers understand cyber
threats and how to protect themselves.
Actively sharing best practices can better ensure we are all
better prepared for whatever comes our way. An example of this
sharing is working to build a thriving community of crisis
communicators — where we share strategies, successes, and lessons learned.
Ashley Korte, Equifax’s Sr. Director of Global Crisis
Management, recently participated in P World’s Crisis
Communications Boot Camp where top crisis communicators within
the industry gathered to learn from each other and to create better
strategies for dealing with crises in the future.
“Despite the fact that we all know cyber crises are huge
threats, there aren't many companies or PR leaders willing to share
their lessons learned. Equifax and Ashley's sessions have been an
invaluable source of knowledge and have provided a platform to
discuss strategies to navigate cyber crises. Ashley's insights have
helped many attendees better prepare themselves for similar events
in the future,” said P World’s CEO, Kosta Petrov.
Equifax’s EVP and Chief Information Security Officer, Jamil
Farschi, emphasizes that security shouldn’t be a secret.
“We can’t solve today’s cyber challenges without talking
about them and collaborating with one another,” Farshchi said.
“If we want to change the trend line of successful attacks—if we want
to make our companies and communities more secure—we need more
communication, more collaboration, and more transparency in security,
To help other organizations across the U.S., Farshchi was
appointed as a Strategic Engagement Advisor to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) in 2022. In this role, he supports the FBI’s
efforts to strengthen their relationship with the private sector and
supports the Bureau in addressing the range of cyber threats facing
businesses across America.
Since 2018, Equifax has transformed our organization at
every level, investing $1.5 billion in technology and security to
build the Equifax Cloud. Almost every aspect of the Equifax security
program has been completely overhauled in the last five years, and
we are extremely proud of the incredible progress that we have made
toward embedding security into everything we do – from our
technology infrastructure, data fabric, and product development, to
our merger and acquisition strategies, to our incentive compensation plans.
“I wish that more organizations, such as Equifax, were
willing to share their lessons learned and inspire others to
become better crisis communicators,” Petrov said.
To learn more about how Equifax shaped the future of
cybersecurity in 2022, check out our Security