September 15, 2017 8:21 pm -

In the wake of the most egregious breach of corporate security and individuals’ private data in history, two top Equifax officials have just quit.

Equifax’s chief information officer and chief security officer are retiring, the company announced Friday.

The “personnel changes” are effective immediately, Equifax said in a release. The statement did not include the names of these executives.

In response to a CNNMoney inquiry, the company said Susan Mauldin is retiring as chief security officer and Dave Webb is retiring as chief information officer.

Susan Mauldin’s academic credentials are – well, interesting:

When Congress hauls in Equifax CEO Richard Smith to grill him, it can start by asking why he put someone with degrees in music in charge of the company’s data security.

And then they might also ask him if anyone at the company has been involved in efforts to cover up Susan Mauldin’s lack of educational qualifications since the data breach became public.

It would be fascinating to hear Smith try to explain both of those extraordinary items.

If those events don’t put the final nails in his professional coffin, accountability in the U.S. is officially dead. And late Friday Equifax said both Mauldin and the company’s chief information officer have retired effective immediately.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.