The Voice of Cyber®

Episode 220 Deep Dive: Jamil Farshchi | Going Back to Basics, Breaking Barriers, and Nurturing Partnerships: A Discussion on Effective Leadership with Cyber in Focus
First Aired: October 25, 2023

In this episode, we are joined by Jamil Farshchi (EVP & CISO – Equifax), as we dive deep into the world of leadership and the importance of driving the right behaviors in your team. We also explored the strategic partnerships between the government and corporate community, focusing on improving public-private collaboration to tackle cybersecurity threats. We discuss the challenges and progress made in information sharing, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. Jamil also shares their groundbreaking initiatives, including their open and honest approach to security reporting and real-time visibility for customers. Jamil emphasises the need for dialogue, diverse perspectives, and breaking down barriers in the security field, and highlights how cybersecurity has become a top priority for organizations worldwide, stressing the importance of investing proactively to avoid breaches.

Jamil Farshchi is EVP and Chief Information Security Officer of Equifax (NYSE: EFX). Farshchi joined Equifax in the aftermath of one of the most consequential data breaches in history. During his tenure, he led an unprecedented $1.5 billion transformation and has built what is regarded as one of the most advanced, effective, and transparent cybersecurity and privacy programs in business today.

Prior to Equifax, Farshchi was Chief Information Security Officer of The Home Depot, Chief Information Security Officer of Time Warner, Vice President of Global Information Security for Visa, Chief Information Security Officer of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Deputy Chief Information Assurance Officer of NASA.

Farshchi serves on the Board of Directors for UKG, is a Strategic Advisor for the FBI and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Technology Security Coalition. He was named a Top Voice in Technology and Innovation by LinkedIn.

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