Category Archives: Cybersecurity CEO

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

November 21, 2018 | 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

October 22, 2018 | 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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Cybersecurity CEO: NCSAM 2018 – C-Suite And Boardroom Executives Should Spread The Word

September 17, 2018 | 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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Cybersecurity CEO: Let’s Get Young People Excited About Fighting Cybercrime

August 22, 2018 | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Podcast interview with Cybersecurity Ventures in Morristown, N.J. Los Angeles, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2018 Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021, up from 1 million in 2014. Clearly, this is a huge challenge and we all need to come together to find a solution. We have to make cybersecurity an attractive professional pursuit for the youth of today! Those who know me know, I’ve always loved radio (insert your own face for radio joke here…) When Cybercrime Magazine asked if I would go one-on-one with their podcast host, Georgia Reid, to discuss the cybersecurity…

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Cybersecurity CEO: What Keeps Chief Information Security Officers Up At Night?

June 14, 2018 | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Accountability to the boardroom tops the list of late night worries Los Angeles, Calif. – June 18, 2018 Getting a good night’s sleep has become increasingly difficult for CISOs. The way I see it, there are 3 clear reasons for this and they all center around RISK. After all, aren’t we as Cybersecurity Professionals all in the RISK business? I had the privilege of presenting at two incredible events this quarter – the FS-ISAC Summit and the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit – and the CISOs in attendance agreed. If you don’t – let me try to convince you with the…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Who Has Your CEO’s Login ID and Password?

May 24, 2018 | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Privileged Account Management (PAM): what you should be thinking about Los Angeles, Calif. – May 23, 2018 I recently spoke at the FS-ISAC conference and it became clear that even in the financial services space, safeguarding user identities and managing access permissions across the enterprise is one of the biggest challenges faced by CISOs! Last year, Herjavec Group contributed to an Identity and Access Management (IAM) Report with Cybersecurity Ventures that discussed just that – and we gave the market as a whole a below average grading in terms of digital transformation, real time adaptability, user authentication services and artificial…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Manufacturing Is The New Healthcare in 2018

April 17, 2018 | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Aside from financial gain, hackers are also targeting the manufacturing sector for the intellectual property Los Angeles, Calif. – Apr. 16, 2018 The healthcare industry has had a bullseye on its back for the past two years. The media has splashed headlines about antiquated systems, ransomware attacks and even Grey’s Anatomy dedicated an episode to a hacker taking over the hospital’s systems. It’s mainstream – we get it. With this elevated attention has come improvement. More investment, more understanding, more process, more preparedness. So who is the next target? In my opinion – it’s manufacturing. I’ll even go so far…

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Top 5 Questions C-Suite Executives are Asking About Cybersecurity

March 15, 2018 | Cybersecurity CEO

Cyber intrusions and damages can be reduced by cyber resilient organizations -Robert Herjavec I spend a lot of my time meeting with boards and our C-level customers. Many ask me the same questions so I’ve decided to share the answers to the 5 most popular questions I’m asked about Cybersecurity in the latest edition of the Cyber CEO. What’s the likelihood that my organization will be the victim of a cybercrime? 100%. To be clear – this doesn’t mean an epic hack making its way into the news. It could mean a cyber intruder with access to your systems, dwelling…

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Blockchain Technology Is Here To Stay

February 15, 2018 | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Secure digital ledgers are the center of the financial universe Los Angeles, Calif. –Feb. 15, 2018 It’s time to clear up the confusion and spur more conversation at the C-Suite level about Bitcoin and Blockchain. Bitcoin (the cryptocurrency), and blockchain (the secure ledger technology), are vastly different entities that are far too intermingled by the media that report on them. Think of blockchain as a secure digital ledger that keeps track of every single transaction of any particular asset (ex: Bitcoin) – like links on a chain. Any time a new transaction is made, another chain link is added. The…

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When Your Company Gets Hacked, Will You Be Prepared?

January 16, 2018 | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

New report indicates cyber complacency is a growing problem in corporate boardrooms globally Los Angeles, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2017 “Every company will be hacked”, according to Roger Grimes, in a recent story he wrote for CSO. It’s a scary statement to make but Grimes, a 30-year tech industry road warrior who spent the past 11 years as Principal Security Architect at Microsoft, knows his stuff. I’ve been guilty of making similar bold statements and leveraging the “when, not if” hacking scare tactics but I’m finding more and more that the tone has changed when executives are speaking about cybersecurity. It’s a…

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