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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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Robert Herjavec on Digital Transformation and Remote Workforces

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

Robert Herjavec, founder and CEO of the Herjavec Group and investor on “Shark Tank,” discusses how businesses should navigate digital transformation, cybersecurity, and the transition to remote work. Where do you see the future of digital headed? There is no doubt that any organization that wants to scale needs to go through some aspect of digital transformation. Consumer behavior is dictating that organizations need to make engagement more convenient and simpler than ever before. As a result, companies are developing mobile applications and integrating various consumer touchpoints through the buying process. Those touchpoints lead to opportunities to collect data, to…

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Cybersecurity Ventures: Yes, Even a Shark Can Get Phished!

By | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Cybercrime Magazine connected with Shark Tank star and Herjavec Group Founder & CEO Robert Herjavec to discuss the news of his co-star, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran being phished for nearly $400K. Check out our Q&A below and learn more about how you can mitigate Business Email Compromise before it impacts your team. Give us the backstory, exactly what exactly happened to Barbara? Barbara’s team fell victim to a sophisticated phishing attack. Her bookkeeper received a request for a wire transfer that seemed legitimate. She validated the information by emailing back and forth with the “sender” who she believed to be Barbara’s personal…

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Robert Herjavec Discusses Phishing Scams on Good Morning America

By | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Recently, Barbara Corcoran, Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, was scammed out of nearly $400K as a result of a phishing email. The email, which appeared to come from Barbara’s assistant, targeted her bookkeeper asking to approve a wire transfer to a German real estate company in which Barbara had invested.   While the bookkeeper did inquire about the payment, the inquiries were sent to the sender of the initial email, who was a cyber adversary and was able to provide the information necessary for the payment to be approved.  Herjavec Group Founder & CEO, Robert Herjavec, appeared on Good Morning America…

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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: 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: 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: 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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