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Do CISOs Need IT or InfoSec Academic Credentials?

Equifax's Security Chief Received Music, Not Tech, Degrees. Did It Matter?
Do CISOs Need IT or InfoSec Academic Credentials?
Former Equifax CISO Susan Mauldin, from a 2016 video interview with Cazena.

In the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: a look at the former Equifax chief information security officer and whether her lack of academic credentials in IT or IT security is relevant to the massive breach at the credit reporting agency.

In the Security Report, you'll hear (click on player to listen):

  • The latest developments in the continuing saga of the Equifax breach, which exposed the personally identifiable information, including Social Security numbers, of 143 million Americans;
  • About how this latest brouhaha over former Equifax CISO Susan Mauldin recalls a similar ruckus in 2014 over the technical qualifications of Michael Daniel to be White House cybersecurity coordinator; and
  • HealthcareInfoSecurity Executive Editor Marianne Kolbasuk McGee relate lessons learned from the Anthem data breach.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Check out our Sept. 12 and Sept. 15 editions, which respectively analyzes the evolving developments in the Equifax breach and the struggles the company will face in the wake of the hack.

The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, Sept. 22.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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