Jamil Farshchi is the Chief Information Security Officer of Equifax. In this role, he is responsible
for ensuring the security of the company’s digital assets, and has been tasked with transforming
Equifax into an industry leader in data security. Reporting directly to CEO Mark Begor,
Farshchi’s role is uncommonly progressive for not only its position in the organization but also
its scope, combining cybersecurity, physical security, privacy, and fraud prevention.
Before joining Equifax in February 2018, Farshchi had spent his career building industry-leading
cybersecurity programs to protect some of the world’s most sensitive assets, particularly in
times of urgent need. Most recently, as CISO of The Home Depot, he successfully led a
rebuilding effort to mature their security program into an industry leader following what was one
of the largest cybersecurity breaches in history.
Prior to his role at The Home Depot, Farshchi held first-ever CISO roles at Time Warner, where
he was responsible for defending the infrastructure and content of entities such as Warner
Bros., CNN, and HBO; and at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he secured some of the
United States’ most sensitive national security and nuclear weapons information. He served as
the VP of Global Information Security at Visa, where he was responsible for protecting over $7
trillion of payment card transactions annually, and transformed Visa’s security program into one
of the most mature within the financial services industry.
Farshchi earned an MS from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a PLD from
Harvard Business School, and a BBA from The University of Oklahoma.