Category Archives: Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Celebrating 15 Years of Cybersecurity Operations Excellence

July 13, 2018 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

The first weeks of July have been a time of self-reflection for me. Our twins will be 12 weeks old, Croatia beat England to advance to our first World Cup Final and just as we closed celebrations for Canada Day and Independence Day, our company, Herjavec Group, turned 15 years old. I’m not big on sitting back and smelling the roses. In fact, I typically emphasize constant forward momentum. I like to reference the Mario Andretti quote: “If everything seems in control, you’re not going fast enough!” But the combination of these milestones couldn’t be ignored. My family and I…

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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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CNN: Hey Corporate America, Get Ready for Cybersecurity Regulation in the US

June 11, 2018 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Robert Herjavec is the founder and CEO of Herjavec Group, which provides cybersecurity services to protect global enterprises from online attacks and threats. He’s also an investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” The opinions expressed belong to him. Corporate America should get ready. Cybersecurity regulations will soon be coming to the United States — and that’s actually a good thing. A new data privacy law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, took effect in the European Union on May 25 and impacts businesses worldwide. The law gives EU consumers more control over how their personal data is collected and used online. I firmly believe…

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The Wall Street Journal: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec Says Complexity Will Drive More Specialization in Security

June 1, 2018 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

Herjavec Group founder sees growth in managed security services, identity and access management Robert Herjavec, founder of IT security firm Herjavec Group and a star on the angel investment reality show “Shark Tank,” says security workers will become increasingly specialized as technologies tied to sub-fields such as identity and access management become more complex. “The level of complexity is increasing and becoming narrower,” Mr. Herjavec said in an interview with CIO Journal on Thursday. “In the past, if you knew security you could work on identity, you could work on firewalls, you could work on architecture. Because all those areas are growing…

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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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Forbes: A Millennial’s Guide From Shark Tank & Herjavec Group’s Robert Herjavec (Part 2)

March 1, 2018 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Part 2 of the two-part interview with cyber-security expert, Robert Herjavec, dives into what industry leaders like the execs at Herjavec Group suggest for millennials looking to step into the industry. Rossow: Do you have a data policy in place as you bring in new executives and millennials? Herjavec: Absolutely. We have to practice what we preach. We offer cybersecurity awareness training to all employees, but we also test ourselves—we run phishing tests, pen tests, [and whatever else is necessary] to ensure we have the right balance of technology and process in place. Smart Technology Rossow: How do you feel concerning the use of “smart…

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Forbes: Cyber ‘Shark’, Robert Herjavec, Advocates Maintaining ‘Cyber-Hygiene’ For Businesses (Part 1)

| Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

I had the opportunity to interview Robert Herjavec in an exclusive, two-part series, on what his thoughts were on the current state of the cybersecurity industry today. Part 1 of this interview talks about the state of the cybersecurity industry. Andrew Rossow: If you had to describe the current state of the cyber-security industry today, how would you describe it? Robert Herjavec: ACTIVE. We’re in a very challenging time where warfare is being fought in cyberspace and the threats aren’t going to slow down anytime soon. It’s a great industry to be a part of, but at the same time, the diligence…

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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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Long Live SIEM !

February 7, 2018 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Back in 2014, I remember having a conversation with the CEO of well known security technology provider about SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). Back then, there were only a handful of SIEM players in the market. He thought SIEM was dead technology but I wasn’t convinced. I thought the SIEM market would continue to grow, driven not only by the need for better security, but by compliance (regulations we knew – like PCI – and ones we didn’t know yet – like GDPR ). Turns out , we were both wrong. While the market didn’t die, I completely underestimated…

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