Equifax Accelerates its Leadership in Security

The security posture of Equifax ranks in the top 1% of Technology and Financial services. Learn about what that means for our employer clients.

We know the security of your data and that of your employees is paramount. As trusted stewards of that information, Equifax takes that responsibility extremely seriously. 

For a second-consecutive year, the maturity of the cybersecurity program at Equifax has exceeded every major industry security benchmark, according to a leading global research and advisory firm. Additionally, a leading cybersecurity reporting service found that the security posture of Equifax ranked in the top 1% of Technology and Financial Services companies analyzed.

To further demonstrate our level of commitment, we invest heavily in security efforts to continuously earn your trust. These efforts are laid out in our 2021 Security Annual Report

In the past year, Equifax:

  • Expanded its top-tier cloud security to include automated validation and monitoring

  • Fortified its digital supply chain with greater detail, speed, and innovation

  • Strengthened its global risk posture

  • Enhanced its employee security training

  • Engaged with stakeholders around the world to help others prepare for and defend against emerging threats 

“We are committed to being a leader in cybersecurity and to continuously raising the bar to out-smart, out-work and out-innovate cyber criminals. Few companies have dedicated more time and resources into ensuring that consumer information is protected,” said Jamil Farshchi, Chief Information Security Officer of Equifax, who recently released the company’s 2021 Security Annual Report.

The Report also highlights the impact of Equifax Security in 2021:

  • 35M+ Cyber threats defended against on average each day

  • 370,000+ Simulations conducted to test the global workforce in security

  • 11,000+ Employees received personalized security training

  • 1000+ Deep-dive analyses conducted on critical digital supply chain partners

  • 800+ Organizations supported through Equifax Breach Services

  • 160+ Automated cloud security checks monitored in real time

  • 150+ Equifax products securely brought to market

  • 25+ Industry forums participated in to tackle global cyber challenges

In recent years, Equifax has taken unprecedented steps to transform its security program across every level. The company invested $1.5 billion to rebuild its security and technology systems from the ground up; built a $7.3 million Cyber Fusion Center that supports 24/7 detection and response; and hired more than 600 highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals to protect consumer data.

We will continue to invest, innovate and collaborate in ways that make our business and those around us more secure. All of these efforts benefit our clients and their employees every day. If you have any questions about security practices at Equifax Workforce Solutions, contact us and we can put you in touch with one of our subject matter experts. 

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