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Thu, Feb 16


Noble Smoke

February Chapter Meeting

The New Era of Cybersecurity Breaches A Case Study and Lessons Learned Equifax 2017 data breach. – fmr. Equifax CISO Graeme Payne

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February Chapter Meeting
February Chapter Meeting

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2023, 6:00 PM – Feb 17, 2023, 8:30 PM

Noble Smoke, 2216 Freedom Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA

About the event

Graeme Payne is a consultant, speaker, and coach. He works with boards and senior executives to help them understand and manage cybersecurity and IT risks. He has over 30 years of experience in consulting and IT management in financial services, insurance, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and utility industries. During the Equifax 2017 Data Breach (which exposed the sensitive information on 146 million US consumers), he was Senior Vice President and CIO of Global Corporate Platforms. He was fired the day before the former Chairman and CEO of Equifax testified to Congress that the root cause of the data breach was human error and technological failure. Graeme would later be identified as “the human error”. Graeme authored “The New Era of Cybersecurity Breaches: A Case Study and Lessons Learned” about the Equifax 2017 data breach.

Prior to joining Equifax in 2011, Graeme was a Principal at Ernst & Young and Global Leader of Governance, Risk & Compliance at Wipro Consulting. Over his 30 year career, he has consulted with hundreds of companies on cybersecurity and IT risk programs. Graeme started his career as an accountant and holds many security and IT risk certifications.  He grew up and worked in New Zealand before moving to the United States in 1995. Graeme is currently Practice Leader. Strategy, Risk & Compliance at Kudelski Security.


  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    The New Era of Cybersecurity Breaches

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