Equifax CIO Replaced by Security Expert as Tech Speaker

Redditor istoleitonaccident spotted a change in an Eventbrite listing of the Wharton Kellogg London Speaker Series in which the participation of Equifax CIO David Webb had appeared to be the focal point.

Equifax CIO David Webb

Google’s a cached version from August 23 showing Equifax CIO David Webb being the featured speaker

The blurb: Dave Webb is chief information officer for Equifax, where he is responsible for leading a global team of IT professionals in delivering the technology strategy as well as support for the company’s innovative consumer and business solutions. He joined the company in 2010.

A 30-year veteran of the IT and financial services industries, Webb joined Equifax from Silicon Valley Bank, where as chief operations officer he led the company’s IT strategy. He also served as a vice president at Goldman Sachs, supporting the investment and merchant banking divisions, and held technology leadership positions at Bank One and GE Capital’s auto finance business.

Additionally, Webb has served as a technology consultant to several large corporations in the U.S. While living in Europe, he held positions at companies servicing the oil industry, including Kestrel Data Limited, Marathon Oil UK Ltd., and Brown and Root Ltd.

Webb earned a bachelor’s degree in Russian from the University of London and a master’s degree in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

In the wake of the monumental data breach that occurred while Dave Webb was in charge of information at Equifax, things in the speaker world have changed.

As of September 9th, the Eventbrite listing has had its url slightly modified and completely replaced David Webb’s photo and bio with those of Chad Massaker, who is CEO & President of Carceron, a computer-security service based in Cobb County, Atlanta. His topic for the talk will be “Cyber Security Threats Your Business is Facing in 2017.”

Carceron CEO Chad Massaker

His blurb: 70% of companies have reported being victims of cyber attacks. What is scarier is that 18% of organizations don’t know if they’ve already been the victim of an attack!

Cybercrime is on the rise. You may have already been compromised. Small cracks in your security can become big problems over time if they aren’t stopped.

Failing to take steps now are putting you at the REAL RISKS of:

  • Legal Liability: If your business collects sensitive data like financial or healthcare records, you could face fines or worse.
  • Loss of Credibility & Damage to Reputation: It only takes one incident to do irreparable harm to a business’ reputation.
  • Finnacial Disaster: Small and Medium sized businesses are often easy targets for cyber criminals.

Professional Bio

Chad’s reputation and 17+ years as a business and civic leader have earned him numerous honors. He has had the privilege to serve on many nonprofit boards, speak on a variety of topics, and garner both local and national recognitions. He is an alumni of Cobb County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cobb Program, a Top 5 Finalist for the 2010 Metro Atlanta Small Business Person of the Year Award, and has been named to the MSPmentor Top 250 list numerous times ranking him amongst the most influential managed it services provider executives in the world.

Chad is the recipient of over a dozen gold medals in Brazilain Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and is nationally recognizes as a gold medalist in the 2013 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s annual Pan Am tournament, the largest, most prestigious BJJ tournament in the world. He is also the founder of Speakeasy, an exclusive, members-only club, for B2B business owners, executives, and principles of Carceron clients.
Chad is Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP).

Whether the substitution of Dave Webb with Chad Carceron was initiated by the Wharton Kellogg club or was a cancellation broached by the Equifax CIO himself due to a much busier schedule has still to be confirmed. It is notable that the ransom deadline set by the PastHole hackers for releasing their alleged trove of Equifax data is September 15.

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