As the leader of security and compliance for Equifax Canada, Colin Adams is responsible for the overall direction of security and compliance. His security team specifically oversees and leads efforts in the areas of identification of risks and the implementation and optimization of the standard security program in Canada, including security engineering, security operations, security compliance, fraud and investigations, physical security, and security and ethics awareness. The primary purpose of his role is to balance business risk with the appropriate strategic security solution to protect Equifax from threats that lead to untenable risk.
Adams has more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise information security arena, specializing in enterprise security strategic solutions, information security operations, privacy and regulatory compliance solutions within the banking, health care, energy, government and telecommunications sector. He has a proven track record in security and risk management consultation internationally, and has been a frequent speaker on IT security governance and regulatory compliance (Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, Basel II, FERC and PIPEDA).