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Cybersecurity CEO

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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Cybersecurity CEO: Number Of Women In Cyber Rising – More To Be Done

By | Cybersecurity CEO

We should aim for 50 percent of jobs in cybersecurity to be filled by women. – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Mar. 14, 2019 Women are underrepresented in cybersecurity — in the technology industry in general actually. But don’t get me wrong, there are new numbers that hold a lot of promise for the future of our industry: Cybersecurity Ventures recently recalculated the number of women in cyber — the number went from 11 percent in 2013 to 20 percent in 2019. Forrester also predicts that the number of female CISOs at Fortune 500 companies will rise to 20 percent in 2019, up from…

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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: 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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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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