ATLANTA (July 23, 2020) – Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer of Equifax, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the financial services industry, Farshchi will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
“Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to lead cybersecurity programs across a range of industries, and the cybersecurity landscape today is more challenging than ever,” said Farshchi. “As defenders against cyberattacks, public-private partnerships are essential to our success. I look forward to working with the NTSC’s board to support important policy priorities and help address critical issues facing our nation.”
As Equifax’s Chief Information Security Officer, Farshchi is responsible for ensuring the security of the company’s digital assets as well as transforming the Equifax cybersecurity program into a world-class capability. Farshchi, an award-winning change leader, has spent his career building industry-leading cybersecurity programs to protect some of the world’s most sensitive assets, particularly in times of urgent need.
Farshchi previously served as the CISO of The Home Depot where he built the company’s information security program into an industry leader following one of the largest cyber breaches in history. He also served as the first Global CISO of Time Warner; Vice President of Global Information Security for Visa; Deputy Chief Information Assurance Officer for NASA; and the CISO of the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he had responsibility for defending some of the most sensitive national security and nuclear weapon assets in the U.S.
“Jamil brings impressive CISO experience from major companies such as Equifax, The Home Depot, and Visa to the NTSC Board of Directors,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “More importantly, he also deeply understands the importance of a strong public-private partnership around cybersecurity through his work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His thought leadership and transformative work at multiple companies makes him a perfect addition to our stellar group of CISOs on the NTSC Board of Directors, and we are delighted to welcome Jamil as a board member.”
The NTSC provides a platform for CISOs to advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory policies. We encourage dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy roundtables, and our National CISO Policy Conference.
Farshchi joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, Dollar Tree, Ellie Mae, Freddie Mac, Globe Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Labcorp, loanDepot, Mastercard, McKesson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Oceaneering, Ohio State University, Sage Group, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Unisys, US Bank, Voya Financial, and Western Digital.
About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)
The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the nation. Through dialogue, education, and government relations, we unite both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.
To learn more about joining or underwriting NTSC, visit ntsc.org