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SNJ: T-1912 | “Equifax, Yahoo Fail To Answer The Most Basic Questions During Senate Hearing” | Author: Zack Whittaker | Publisher: Zero Day – ZDNet | #SmitaNairJain

Equifax, Yahoo fail to answer the most basic questions during Senate hearing

Senators were left frustrated as Yahoo didn’t know how it was hacked, and Equifax still didn’t know who.

Former Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer. (Image: pool photo)

Former Yahoo and Equifax bosses stumbled through a Wednesday hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee without answering basic questions about their respective massive data breaches, much to the chagrin of questioning lawmakers.

Marissa Mayer, who led Yahoo until she left earlier this year with a $260 million payout after the web giant was bought by Verizon, wasn’t able to tell senators how hackers were able to steal the company’s entire store of three billion user accounts during a breach in 2013.

Yahoo disclosed the hack last year, after initially saying only one billion accounts were stolen.

She also wasn’t able to say who was to blame for the attack, or why it took three years to learn of the breach.

What makes the Yahoo affair more confusing is that months before the disclosure, the company admitted it had been hacked in an entirely separate breach from 2014, in which 500 million user accounts were stolen.

Mayer recast blame on Russian hackers for the 2014 breach. Justice Department prosecutors filed charges against four Russians, including two intelligence officials and two other hackers.

But while Mayer lacked answers, she countered with contrition.

“As CEO, these thefts occurred during my tenure,” said Mayer, during her opening remarks. “I want to sincerely apologize to each and every one of our users.”

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) was less than forgiving, who said that it was “unfathomable” Mayer walked away with a payout that amounts to a what “small city” uses for its annual operating budget.

Richard Smith, meanwhile, who retired earlier this year after the catastrophic data breach at credit agency Equifax, which affected more than 145 million Americans, couldn’t tell senators who was behind the attack.

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The company lost control of social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses, and in some cases, driving license information, as well as hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers and other personally identifiable information.

Not only did the company draw ire for taking six weeks to inform its customers of the breach, senior executives also took flak for selling millions of dollars’ worth of stock before notifying the public. An internal company committee later cleared the executives of any wrongdoing.

But chief among the complaints was that the company failed to fix a flaw that gave the hackers access to the company’s systems in the first place.

The company said in September that it knew that hackers exploited a vulnerability in its website, citing a known vulnerability in Apache Struts, a popular web server software. The bug had been patched earlier in March, but Smith said the patches hadn’t been installed on its servers.

Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) said that experts he spoke to said the breach was “not a sophisticated attack,” and criticized the company for the oversight.

“I can’t think of a clear definition of gross negligence,” said Peters. “You don’t take the precautions when a [vulnerability] roadmap has been put out?”

Equifax’s interim chief executive Paulino Barros said that the company now spends four-times as much on cybersecurity than it did prior to the breach.

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SNJ : T-1836 : THE POWER OF PARADIGMS (Change Your Thoughts & You Change Your Actions)

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“Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.” – Aristotle

Thought Leadership: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Book by Stephen Covey

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“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”

“There are three constants in life… change, choice and principles.”

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

“Start with the end in mind.”

“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.”

“Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”

“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” 
Book by Stephen Covey 
Educator, Businessman, Keynote Speaker and Author

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Thought Leadership: “Act Now!: How I Turn Ideas Into Million-Dollar Products” Book by Kevin Harrington 

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“You’ve got to commit to doing it right.”

“You only stay in front by coming up with ideas your new competitors haven’t thought of yet.”

“You need a good product, a good story, and a good pitch.”

“When I did a sales call and the customer would say, ‘I can’t afford it,’ I would say, ‘No problem; what can you afford? Can you afford $48 a month for forty-eight months? And I would write them up that night. We would take their credit application, finance it at a local bank, and the bank would pay us cash.”

“Whatever business you are in, never stop looking for the next hot deal.”

“Using half-hour television shows to generate leads for selling franchises… sure beat standing in a hotel meeting room doing a presentation in front of thirty or forty people.”

“The driver had been bringing in two full kegs, and then wheeling one empty and one full one back onto the truck. My dad’s lesson was, ‘Don’t trust anybody.’ Maybe that was true in the restaurant business, where he had to assume everyone in the place was stealing from him. Yet somehow I ended up with the opposite attitude – trusting everyone until they give me reason not to.”

“Some people take life as it comes; some grab it by the ears and shake and shake.”

“Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Grow Rich’ was one of my big one’s way back.”

“I’m not going to tell him how great we are, I thought. I’m going to tell him I’m here to select a partner, and let him tell me why I should do business with him.”

“I’d tell the car owner, ‘That automobile is your second most expensive purchase. You can protect it for only $119.’ I had been honing my skills at objections. From the get-go, I was closing about 80 percent, making ten to fifteen sales a week, sometimes taking home only $500 in a week, other times as much as $1,500. While kids from my school were scooping ice cream or flipping burgers for $1.60 an hour, I was earning twice as much as the next best salesmen for my company – and he was working to support a family.”

“In business, growing fast is a pleasure; growing too fast can be a curse.”

“I believe very strongly in the value of connecting with other people who share similar business problems and challenges, and with people who have already walked some of the paths you are now walking.”

“From my father, Charlie Harrington, I gained a love of being in business and the entrepreneurial pleasure of being my own boss. I’d like to think I also inherited his great Irish/German innkeeper’s talent for making every stranger feel like an old friend.”

“Always look to do business with people you would happily invite to Christmas dinner!”

“Act Now!: How I Turn Ideas Into Million-Dollar Products” 

Book by Kevin Harrington
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Thought Leadership: “Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age” Book by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

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If I’m being rejected from one thing, it’s really just the path redirecting me elsewhere to where I’m supposed to be.”

“The theft of brown women’s narratives is not only an injustice placed on them, but also one extended to their male counterparts; by insisting they need to be liberated from their ‘barbaric’ civilization, Laura [Bush] summoned the colonial assertion that brown women need saving from brown men, when, in actuality, brown women have suffered at the hands of white men more than at those of any other oppressor in history.”

“I started to see the bigger picture of things: Islam was not relegated to the tiny, sometimes frustrating and seemingly arbitrary details of practice, but rather entered the larger picture of spirituality and worship that contextualized my womanhood. In order to be able to derive these logical conclusions about my religion, I had to go back to the basics and understand the very fundamental principles upon which it was founded: justice, social equality, racial equality, financial equality, and, possibly most important of all, gender equality. Thus began my lifelong love affair with Islamic feminism.”

“When all the public eye sees are headscarves instead of individual stories, our community is collectively tokenized. It creates the perception that opportunity is limited and only a rare few of us can make it. Whenever that happens to an already marginalized community, it pits its own members in a competition against one another instead of against the restrictive frameworks that put us in that position in the first place. The first hijabi whatever won’t eliminate Islamophobia just as the first black president hasn’t eliminated racism, though both are signifiers of some type of progress — symbols of ascending beyond adversity.”

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Author, Tech Entrepreneur and Founder of MuslimGirl

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https://smitanairjain.blog/2017/07/24/thought-leadership-muslim-girl-a-coming-of-age-book-by-amani-al-khatahtbeh/

Thought Leadership: “Ashton Kutcher: The Life and Loves of the King of Punk’d” Book by Marc Shapiro

I’m continually trying to make choices that put me against my own comfort zone. As long as you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re growing.”

Ashton Kutcher’s Top 10 Rules For Success

He’s an American actor and investor.

He began his career as a model and began his acting career portraying Michael Kelso in the Fox sitcom That ’70s Show.

In 2004, Kutcher starred in the lead role of the psychological film The Butterfly Effect and gained public recognition.

He’s Ashton Kutcher and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.

  1. Ask extraordinary questions
  2. Be yourself

  3. Work hard

  4. Take risks

  5. Build an advice library

  6. Be sexy

  7. Understand customers

  8. Be generous

  9. Build your life

  10. Uncover what’s concealed

Christopher Ashton Kutcher

Actor and Investor

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https://smitanairjain.blog/2017/07/21/thought-leadership-ashton-kutcher-the-life-and-loves-of-the-king-of-punkd-book-by-marc-shapiro/

Thought Leadership: “The 360 Degree Leader” Book by John Maxwell #leadership

“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.

John Maxwell

Author

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Thought Leadership: “Think and Grow Rich” Book by Napoleon Hill #leadership

Thought Leadership: “Think and Grow Rich” Book by Napoleon Hill #leadership

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”

Napoleon Hill

Author

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Thought Leadership: “Hand Me Another Brick” Book by Chuck Swindoll #leadership

Thought Leadership: “Hand Me Another Brick” Book by Chuck Swindoll #leadership

“The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind–jump in.”

Charles Rozell “Chuck” Swindoll

Pastor, Educator, Preacher and Author

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