Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

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Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by CULater » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:13 pm

Equifax “Chief Security Officer” Susan Mauldin has a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia. Her LinkedIn professional profile lists no education related to technology or security.
I have nothing against music majors whatsoever. Some of my best friends are music majors. But...what?????

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/equifa ... 2017-09-15
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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by JBTX » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:15 pm

CULater wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Equifax “Chief Security Officer” Susan Mauldin has a bachelor’s degree and a master of fine arts degree in music composition from the University of Georgia. Her LinkedIn professional profile lists no education related to technology or security.
I have nothing against music majors whatsoever. Some of my best friends are music majors. But...what?????

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/equifa ... 2017-09-15
I'll bet she has an awesome iTunes music collection.

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by Whakamole » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:18 pm

You would be surprised at the crossover between music people and computer people at universities.

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by stoptothink » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:24 pm

The CTO of my 4,000+ employee health company has no formal "tech" education. My wife works for a pretty large data security company, who is in fact quite likely to be helping to get to the bottom of this mess, and their CTO as well doesn't have any formal education in the field (though he has a number of professional certifications); shoot, there seems to be hardly anybody with a degree at all that works for them. It does sound scary, but I think this is a lot more common than you would like to hear.

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by mhalley » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:47 pm

Man, they should have hired a philosophy major! :oops:

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by celia » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Whakamole wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:18 pm
You would be surprised at the crossover between music people and computer people at universities.
+1 but also include math with those computer-related courses
I think it is also common to major in one and minor in the other.
Music composition is probably also better related to math than music performance or music history.

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by alpenglow » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:04 pm

I studied Plant Science and had a very successful Wall St. career. So what?

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by Sidney » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:13 pm

Looks like she is toast along with the CIO
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ter-breach
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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:19 pm

So she had to......face the music?

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by ResearchMed » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:20 pm

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:19 pm
So she had to......face the music?

:oops:
Oh... you didn't.....!!!

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Re: Equifax security manager had a music degree -- what?

Post by prudent » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:22 pm

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