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Mauldin, Susan

Equifax data breach Chief Security Officer (CSO; same as Chief Information Security Officer, CISO), Aug 2013 – Sep 2017, when she retired comfortably, albeit in disgrace.

No IT education. Only a BA / MFA (Master of Fine Arts) in music composition from the University of Georgia, conveniently located near Equifax headquarters, which is almost certainly the only reason Mauldin was hired.

Among other IT incompetent mistakes, Mauldin neglected to have a known security hole patched. In the first half of 2017, these mistakes let hackers, in one of the most massive data breaches of its time, have the most sensitive financial information of millions of people, including government employees, particularly those in national security. She also let hackers change credit reports, which are the basis for background checks, particularly in national security. Equifax's credit reports are thus now worthless, which effectively destroyed Equifax. See Equifax Dead: Hacked So Credit Reports Worthless.

Mauldin and Equifax data breach extreme IT incompetent Chief Information Officer (CIO) David Webb are the Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber of the Equifax data breach.