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Profiles in Leadership: Jeff Farinich

CISO's Challenge Was to Build Program from Scratch, Raise Security Maturity Bar
Jeff Farinich, senior vice president, technology services, CISO, New American Funding

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.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, recorded at RSA Conference 2022, Farinich discusses:

  • 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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About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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