Before Home Depot, Farshchi held “senior positions” at Visa, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sitel Corporation, Nextwave Broadband, and NASA, do Rego Barros said.
“Jamil has a reputation for helping enterprises rebuild and fortify information security programs. His expertise in risk intelligence and cybersecurity combined with his intimate knowledge of industry best practices will allow us to design and deploy a best-in-class, global security strategy to re-establish ourselves as a trusted leader.”
Farshchi has a master's degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Last week, a report issued by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren excoriated the company for its failure to protect consumer data and, what she said was an inadequate response to the breach.
That report came a day after news that Trump administration officials have apparently decided that the nation's consumer watchdog agency will not press an investigation into Equifax.
The company still faces several hundred lawsuits.