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Mitangi Parekh

Cybersecurity CEO: Who’s Inside Your Network, And How Long Have They Been There?

By | Cybersecurity CEO

Employee and contractor cyber threat looms large – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 19, 2019 Here’s something a lot of board level executives still don’t know — employees are your biggest cyber risk ! This is exactly why Herjavec Group highlights “the people problem” as a key area for focus in The 2019 Cyber Conversations for the C-Suite Report. You might have all of the security tools at your disposal, but if you can’t manage insider threat, there will always be a critical flaw in your security program. Many industry sources estimate the ‘dwell time’ for cyber attackers…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Top Conversations For The C-Suite In 2019

By | In the News

In 2019, it’s time to drive more business value from your cybersecurity investments. Los Angeles, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2018 Welcome to 2019! Over the last year, Herjavec Group’s message to the C-Suite has been simple: it’s time to get back to basics. With our 2018 Cybersecurity Conversations report, we highlighted the key conversations executives should be having in order to double down on compliance, cyber hygiene, and the elements of a proactive cyber defense strategy. These conversations remain integral facets to any security program and should be agenda topics in every boardroom globally – but I challenged the team to…

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Create Your Success: Adventure Hunt

By | Create Your Success

After years of being on Shark Tank, I’ve seen many different types of people come through the tank. As a Shark, we’re not just investing in the business – we’re investing in the entrepreneur. We look for their passion, knowledge, preparation, and charisma. In light of my newest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark I sat down to interview some of my favourite entrepreneurs. They each have their own unique stories of sacrifice, failure, and accomplishment. What advice do they have for a new generation of people chasing their dreams? Read through our conversation below and get inspired to #CreateYourSuccess. My first impression…

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Someday is Not a Real Day

By | LinkedIn Influencer

One thing I keep hearing over and over again from people who want to start a business is “I’ll do it someday…Someday.” Someday when I have more stability. Someday when my family is more secure.  Someday when I have the time I need to dedicate to it – SOMEDAY!! I don’t like the approach one bit and here’s why – someday is not a real day ! As I’ve said before, there’s no such thing as genius in the darkness of your own basement. You may have the best idea and the greatest of intentions, but if you’re not executing…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Ransomware Attacks On Hospitals Predicted To Increase 5X By 2021

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), LinkedIn Influencer

Healthcare CIOs face an increasingly hostile cyberscape. Los Angeles, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2018 In April’s Cybersecurity CEO column, I explained that manufacturing is the new healthcare. The industry has been under constant attack – from malware like Cryptolocker doing real damage, to insider threat on the rise, to the lack of security controls around interconnected IoT and OT environments – and unfortunately, we’re still seeing an under-investment in cyber defense in this space. But don’t misinterpret my statement to mean that Healthcare CIOs are off the hook. The (cyber) bullseye on the backs of healthcare providers is still prominent….

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Cybersecurity CEO: The World Will Need to Cyber Protect 100X More Cloud Data by 2021

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Secure private and public clouds will wipe out traditional data centers over the next 3-4 years. Los Angeles, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2018 The degree of difficulty in protecting businesses from cyber attacks grows in proportion to a number of factors. Emerging threat actors, the prominence of interconnected devices and the most critical in my opinion – the VAST amount of data that needs to be secured – are all adding to this complex challenge.  By 2013, the world was already accumulating data at an astonishing rate of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. At the time, 90% of the…

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Mediaplanet: Industry 4.0 Ramps Up the Need for Better Cybersecurity Strategies

By | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Manufacturing’s industry 4.0 embraces digital and physical interactions, but cybersecurity has to be considered when thinking about the future of interconnected technologies. Due to the Internet of Things (IoT) and interconnected technologies influencing manufacturing, we’ve now entered industry 4.0. “Industry 4.0 embraces digital and physical interactions while keeping reliability, safety and security top of mind,” said Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of global cybersecurity operations leader, Herjavec Group and a leading investor an ABC’s Emmy award-winning hit show Shark Tank. However, as manufacturing embraces the digital transformation, industrial cybersecurity must be a key priority. Secure by 2022 However, it appears…

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Mediaplanet: Small Business 101 with Robert Herjavec

By | In the News

INSIGHT The Shark Tank investor and cybersecurity expert shares his tips for budding entrepreneurs and established small business owners. Mediaplanet spoke with Robert Herjavec, Shark Tank investor and cybersecurity expert about the current challenges facing small businesses. Mediaplanet: What are the most pressing issues that you see small businesses facing today? Robert Herjavec: Small businesses need to differentiate themselves and serve a particular customer base. I also see too many small business owners who treat their business as a hobby and don’t formalize their numbers. In today’s competitive landscape, if you aren’t using data to drive your decisions, you’ll fall behind quickly….

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Forbes: ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Robert Herjavec On How To Grow Your Business By Nurturing Your Network

By | In the News

Do you ever wonder what it takes to become the person whose success you admire? I do, which is why I spoke with “Shark” and entrepreneur Robert Herjavec. While most of us know Herjavec as the kind and adventurous investor starring on Shark Tank (or maybe you’re familiar with him from his stint on Dancing With The Stars), he cut his teeth (unintended quasi-shark pun) as entrepreneur and founder of Herjavec Group, a multi-national cybersecurity firm. In our conversation, Herjavec opens up about the power of the people you know, how to stand out, gracefully moving between industries, the importance…

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Cybersecurity CEO: NCSAM 2018 – C-Suite And Boardroom Executives Should Spread The Word

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Herjavec Group is proud to be a National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Champion Los Angeles, Calif. – Sep. 17, 2018 I remember the first time the President of the United States called a presidential address on cybersecurity – May 2009. This represented a monumental shift for our industry as the world stopped to recognize the evolving threat landscape and the likelihood that wars of the future would be fought in cyberspace. A few years later Herjavec Group had the privilege of being invited to the White House Summit on Cybersecurity. I took part in the day’s sessions with global tech leaders, speaking…

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