Equifax CEO Richard Smith Is Out Days Before Congressional Hearing

Richard Smith steps aside as CEO of Equifax. Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. has been appointed interim CEO while board member Mark Feidler was named the non-executive chairman.

Equifax Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Smith is stepping aside almost 20 days after the credit-reporting company disclosed a cyberattack that compromised the personal information of more than 143 million Americans. … But does Equifax have a problem retaining top talent? The great demand for cybersecurity experts at companies across the world could be one of the reasons these people moved jobs, Dr. Edward Amoroso, a distinguished research professor at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, said in a recent interview.

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