Profiles in Leadership: Jeff FarinichCISO's Challenge Was to Build Program from Scratch, Raise Security Maturity Bar
It was the ultimate challenge: Build a cybersecurity program from scratch. Three years later, Jeff Farinich, CISO of New American Funding, talks about the transformation and helping raise the bar on the enterprise's security maturity.
- Organizational changes needed to support the mission;
- Aligning security with business needs;
- Lessons learned from improving maturity.
Farinich is a visionary information technology and security leader with over 25 years of experience, primarily in the financial services and high-tech industry specializing in IT operations, cybersecurity engineering and operations, security management, risk management, privacy and data protection, identity and access management, cloud security, network security and endpoint security. He was recruited at New American Funding in 2019 to transform IT and security and is a member of the executive and strategy C-level committees. Previously, he worked at SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Cisco Systems, NDS Group and other organizations.
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