Category Archives: Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

We Need To Protect Our Critical Infrastructure – NOW.

November 17, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), LinkedIn Influencer

The cyber landscape has made it easier for criminals to steal all kinds of information – usernames, passwords, banking information, you name it! Cyber attacks are imminent across all industries and sectors, affecting our society on an individual and global economic scale. Critical infrastructure refers to sectors such as healthcare, financial services, agriculture, power, etc. These industries form the backbone of a nation’s economy and security – in other words, they’re very important !! They also happen to be tightly connected within the internet of things (IoT) – and cybercriminals know exactly how to exploit this. In June, businesses around…

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When a Phish Catches a Shark

October 31, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

It happens – and if it hasn’t happened to you it probably will. I wanted to share a recent experience with you all hoping it will reinforce the diligence required in email communication. Because again, if you haven’t been phished, you will be. And you need to know what to look out for! I recently got an email from one of our executives inviting me to a party at his house. A toga party no less…should have been my first clue! This guy doesn’t do togas. But I thought it was nice to be invited and responded by asking what…

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Media Planet: “Shark Tank” Star Robert Herjavec Shares a Guide for Rebuilding After a Cyber Attack

October 30, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

It can take a seminal attack like this to make us all pay attention. When there’s an infrastructure breach that affects consumers, or a utility goes down, or the transit system is disrupted, we all take notice. Yet, despite the headlines and recent legislative impacts, we have a sense that these attacks will never happen to us. But I can tell you — it’s going to get worse. These attacks will continue to happen. In the recent Equifax breach, over 143 million consumers were impacted when information, ranging from birth dates to Social Security numbers, was compromised. We have focused…

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TechRepublic: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec: Cybersecurity at work is everyone’s responsibility

| Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Despite the critical nature of cybersecurity, it is often made the responsibility of a few specialized individuals—even in large organizations. And that needs to change. Robert Herjavec, star of ABC’s Shark Tank and founder of cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group, recently spoke with TechRepublic about his belief that cybersecurity in the workplace is everyone’s business. While there’s a crucial need for defined cybersecurity professionals in an organization, the rest of the employees need to be involved as well. Good security starts with understanding the weakest link in an organization’s system. According to Herjavec, this is always human beings. “As long as…

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CNBC: Cyber expert and ‘Shark Tank’ star Robert Herjavec: 10 easy online safety hacks you’re probably not doing

| Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Enterprise data breaches dominate the headlines today, yet it’s easy to get complacent in our day-to-day lives. We’re connected to our devices 24-7 — laptops, tablets, mobile phones, Fitbits, etc. — whether it’s for work or just fear of missing out. My company, Herjavec Group, specializes in cybersecurity services for enterprises globally, but the foundational elements of security at the consumer level are very similar. Following these 10 simple tips should prevent you from being the next consumer target, but first and foremost, I encourage you to exert some common sense. No one in Russia is emailing you because they want to marry you….

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A Cyber Defense Magazine Exclusive Interview with Founder & CEO Robert Herjavec

October 27, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

By Gary Miliefsky I remember many years ago, Eric Lundquist, Editor and Chief of eWeek (formerly PC Week) gave me my first media break – an interview and coverage of my first startup, which was later sold to McAfee.  It was a moment I will never forget.  I nervously walked into his office…it was more than 25 years ago.  His admin sat me down and said “Eric’s running a little late but he’ll be here shortly.”  10 minutes go by.  15 minutes go by.  I’m getting even more nervous wondering what’s holding him up.  In walks Eric – he looked tired,…

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GO Banking Rates: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec on How to Keep Your Money Safe Online

October 5, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

If you’re worried about whether your personal information and money are safe online after the recent Equifax data breach, you have good reason to be concerned. The credit reporting agency announced on Sept. 7 that criminals gained access to the company’s files with sensitive information of about 143 million consumers — information that could be used to steal people’s identities. The Equifax data breach was by no means an isolated incident. Hacks seem to be commonplace now — with companies ranging from Anthem to Target to Yahoo! reporting major security breaches in recent years. You should certainly take steps to…

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Media Planet: Robert Herjavec Breaks Down How to Perfect Your Cybersecurity Strategy

September 27, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

According to “Shark Tank’s” and Founder/CEO of Cybersecurity Firm Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec, people, process and technology are key to implementing a strong security strategy.  Photo: Lesley Bryce DON’T PANIC: “Shark Tank’s” Robert Herjavec feels that when it comes to a strong security strategy, it’s all about your process and keeping your cool. What is the largest security threat that businesses face currently? Robert Herjavec: In the case of cyber security, having visibility in your entire infrastructure is key. Too many companies have a whack-a-mole cyber security strategy. They focus on the immediate security problem but don’t address the bigger picture,…

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City A.M.: Robert Herjavec: We are in the midst of a Cyber Cold War

July 24, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Never has a flute of champagne been thrust into my hand as I arrived for an interview, until today. I’m in Reading, which, considering that I’m one of those ghastly London-centric metropolitan elites, I did not realise was just 25 minutes away from the Capital. It’s quickly becoming a hi-tech hub, away from the exorbitant rents, besuited hubbub and hubris of the City. Remarkably enough, Reading isn’t full of people making arbitrary daily toasts – there is reason to celebrate today. It’s the inauguration of Herjavec Group’s new UK headquarters. The sixth floor of the White Tower still smells of fresh…

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4 Things To Look For When You’re Job Hunting

July 20, 2017 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), LinkedIn Influencer

Whether you’re looking for a new job or switching careers, job hunting is a big deal ! Maybe you are experiencing conflict or you’ve achieved everything you can out of your current role. Maybe you’re just bored. Gone are the days where an employee sticks with one company for their entire career. Most people stick around for 2-3 years before moving on – that’s the hard truth. People often ask me – “I’m on the job hunt, what should I be looking for?” Here’s my advice. Company Culture Company culture can tell you a lot about how satisfied current employees…

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