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Cybersecurity CEO: Security Awareness is An Ongoing Commitment

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Now more than ever, everyone in the Boardroom and beyond can benefit from being informed. Los Angeles, Calif. – Oct. 27, 2020 If you’re part of the cybersecurity community, then you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM), initially launched by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in October 2004. Not long ago CSAM was a niche concept that only the security team knew about. Fast forward to now: cybersecurity is a consistent topic amongst the C-Suite and CSAM is a must-mention, internationally recognized campaign. According to Cybersecurity Ventures – cybercrime…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Identity Management is Here to Stay

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Los Angeles, Calif. – May 25, 2020 Not long ago if you had asked any security pro about how they protect their perimeter, they would have said – firewalls. In fact, when I started Herjavec Group over 15 years ago, we were the first firewall reseller in Canada!   Today, the security landscape looks a lot different – especially with entire workforces forced to work remotely due to COVID–19. When my team was prepping for Herjavec Group’s 2020 Cybersecurity Conversations report, I asked them a simple question: “What is the foundation of security?”  The answer from our internal thought leaders was almost unanimous – Identity.   As the perimeter disappears and organizations are experiencing (voluntarily or not) digital…

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Cyber CEO: Start your year off right by prioritizing these three cyber conversations

By | Cybersecurity CEO

Welcome to 2020! New Year is always a time of reflection for me. On December 31st I gather any family and friends that are staying with us and I make them all write down their goals for the next year – what they want to achieve, what they’re focusing on, what will change etc… Then we mail it to ourselves and open them the following New Year’s Eve. It’s a good way to keep yourself accountable and be truly reflective regarding what you’ve accomplished over the last 12 months. As business leaders, we should all get into this practice. When…

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Cybersecurity CEO: 5 Cybersecurity Employment Figures That Every CISO Should Know

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Recruiting and retaining people will remain the biggest challenge for cyber business leaders for the next five years. – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – November 18, 2019 “There will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally by 2021” according to the Official Annual Cybersecurity Jobs Report that my firm, Herjavec Group, sponsors. We are involved with the report because nothing is more important to our field than having a sufficient corps of cyber defenders to combat cybercrime, which has reached epidemic proportions. This alarming statistic around open positions in our industry is up 3.5X from 2014 when there were…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Top 5 Resources To Combat Phishing Scams During NCSAM

By | Cybersecurity CEO

National Cyber Security Awareness Month is here and it’s time to protect against the most popular form of cybercrime – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2019 Cybercrime smells phishy, and that’s because it is. Of all the cybercrime statistics circulating out there, the one that really blows my mind after all this time is that more than 90 percent of cyberattacks are initiated by a phishing scam. I don’t think that percent has changed since it was published over 7 years ago. You might think that with the emergence of newer cybercrimes such as cryptojacking, SIM-swapping attacks, and others,…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Don’t Talk About Detonation Chambers In The Boardroom

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

We’re breaking down the language barriers around Cybersecurity. But we have a ways to go… – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2019 Is there anything that can ruin a CEO’s day faster than a data breach? I don’t think so. A cyberattack can cause instant reputational harm, inflict millions of dollars in damage costs, drive down a stock price, create shareholder unrest, and put a dent in employee morale. So what is a CEO to do? We always encourage cyber literacy and education but how far do we CEO’s need to go to familiarize ourselves? We have a…

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Cybersecurity CEO: How To Invest In Your Organization’s Technology Stack

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

People, process – then technology – will address the greatest challenges we all face in cybersecurity. – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Aug 14, 2019 Last week I sat down with Oliver Renick from TD Ameritrade’s Market On Close to talk about the state of the cybersecurity market. We covered cyber investments, acquisition activity, and innovation trends in endpoint and cloud. The market shifts we discussed may impact how you choose to invest in your organization’s technology stack. It’s important to understand why some acquisition activity is happening, and identify which players are in it for the long haul. As…

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Cybersecurity CEO: The History Of Cybercrime, From 1834 To Present

By | Cybersecurity CEO, In the News

Early hacking incidents were a glimpse of the future – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Jun 19, 2019 It’s summer! And for those of you that need a good summer read, I’ve got one. This month, the editors at Cybercrime Magazine compiled a list of historical hacking incidents – dating back to 1834. I love it for a few reasons. #1 – It’s a reminder that history can and will repeat itself — if we continue to respond in the same way! #2 – It demonstrates the importance of security awareness training for your employees! (You’ll understand my point by the…

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Cybersecurity CEO: My 3 Tips For Presenting In The Boardroom

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

How to effectively engage C-suite executives in your presentations – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Jun 19, 2019 We all recognize that a cyber breach can significantly impact an organization’s reputation, and valuation. If you’re heading into the boardroom to deliver a presentation on cybersecurity to C-suite executives, then you’d better be ready to speak their language. To start, throw the tech talk out the window on your way to the boardroom. Technical IOCs (indicators of compromise) are out, and reputational harm that will lead to revenue decline is in. Now that you’re in the door – here are my…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Recognizing Incident Response as the Emergency It Is

By | Cybersecurity CEO, In the News

The industry is moving from an IT-centric model to crisis centric incident response. – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – May 21, 2019 The old “IT” way of responding to security incidents with the CIO standing over your shoulder asking, “Is it fixed yet?”, is long gone. We’ve seen a drastic change in how enterprises today are speaking about incident response.  The language comes out of military doctrine, and emergency response. How many times have you heard – discovery, containment or incident command – discussed when aligning on your organization’s incident response plan? If you haven’t, you don’t have the right team in the room….

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