Equifax’s Jamil Farshchi: Security shouldn’t be a trade secret

Posted: Thu, 05/12/2022 - 7:18am

Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi has pulled back the curtains on cybersecurity operations, saying that he believes “transparency to all stakeholders to the deepest degree reasonable” makes for a more secure company.

“If we have transparency, it makes sure we’re up to snuff in every facet of our program. It makes sure that no one is looking at a patch log and says ‘It’s no big deal,’ because they know everybody is looking,” he says. “I think it ultimately makes you more secure, and you’re able to withstand any sort of targeting.”

Farshchi’s not just waxing philosophical: He is, in fact, sharing details about the work he and his team are doing, the threats they’re facing, and the challenges they have.

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