2020 Winner Profile

Equifax

Jamil Farshchi

COMPANY WHERE WON: Equifax

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In 2017, Equifax suffered a significant cybersecurity incident. In April 2018, incoming CISO Jamil Farshchi and his team began developing and executing the security strategy that would help to lead the company through the most significant transformation in its 100+ year history. Eight months later, an external assessor found that Equifax had increased its security maturity more than any other firm it had ever assessed had done in the normal one-year time frame between assessments. Several industry-leading cultural and organizational innovations enabled this transformation.

INDUSTRY: Financial Services Industry