Category Archives: In the News

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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Mediaplanet: Fighting Corporate Cyber-Attacks Takes Strategy

June 29, 2018 | In the News

Cyber-attacks have become a major threat to companies around the globe. To avoid them, businesses must stay on top of key security procedures. As head of the Herjavec Group, a leading cybersecurity firm, Robert Herjavec offers his expertise on the steps companies must take to stay protected. As the industry has changed since Herjavec Group began, do you believe that businesses must adapt even faster now to stay ahead of harsher cyber-attacks? Absolutely yes. We aren’t moving fast enough and can always do more but we’ve made strides. When we started Herjavec Group, I used to have to explain to…

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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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Inc: This ‘Shark Tank’ Company Is Betting Its Customers Will Wear T-Shirts Made From Recycled Bottles

May 24, 2018 | In the News

Does sustainability sell? Sand Cloud is going to find out. The company plans to sell only environmentally friendly apparel by the summer of 2019. When the three co-founders of Sand Cloud pitched their startup on Shark Tank last year, they were selling colorful Turkish towels and a mission to protect marine life. Now they’ve expanded to accessories and clothing, with a promise to sell only sustainable apparel by the summer of 2019, betting those updates will click with environmentally conscious consumers–and so far, they’ve been right. “We realized we had a brand and people felt comfortable repping Sand Cloud as a company,” says Brandon Leibel, one of its co-founders….

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CNBC: Facebook Fallout

April 16, 2018 | In the News

Following the recent controversy of Facebook’s data scandal linked to Cambridge Analytica, Robert Herjavec spoke to CNBC about social media privacy concerns and why it’s time for the federal government to step in to regulate the private data of its citizens from private corporations.  “If the government truly wants to protect us, it needs to put constraints on [providing data to third-party companies],” Robert Herjavec states.  View the full interview with CNBC below:  

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Forbes: Mr. Zuckerberg Goes To Washington: The Climb Up To Capitol Hill

April 12, 2018 | In the News

If the public has learned anything about Mr. Zuckerberg’s trip to Washington, it’s about how brutally honest the committees have been in their critique of Facebook’s global mistake, costing 87 million users their privacy. While Facebook is definitely to blame when it comes to the poor handling of its users data, it became very clear throughout Tuesday and Wednesday’s hearings, that there is an aggressive collision between generations. Generations Collide On one hand, you have many Senators who are on social media, but don’t understand the aspects of how Facebook actually works, ranging from privacy settings and messaging capabilities, to content sharing and…

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CNBC: We’ll see federal data protection law come from Zuckerberg’s testimony

April 10, 2018 | In the News

Facebook recently came under fire when it was discovered that the data of 87 million Facebook users were harvested by a political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica. On April 10, Robert Herjavec spoke to CNBC about the possibility of a federal data protection law being introduced by the U.S. government as a result of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before members of US Congress. Within the conversation, Robert discussed: How the potential data privacy law would mimic the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The impacts of governmental regulations on innovation Whether companies should pay a penalty for not providing adequate protection…

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Men’s Health: How, Exactly, Did Robert Herjavec ​From ‘Shark Tank’ Get So Fit?

April 9, 2018 | In the News

Picture this: you’re a young innovator, and you’ve found yourself at the end of the long hall that leads into the Shark Tank, a place where dreams are made and broken. Who’s the person you’d most like to make a deal with? If you watch Shark Tank religiously, your answer is probably Robert Herjavec. Here’s what you probably already know about Herjavec: he was born in communist Yugoslavia (now Croatia), and his family escaped to Canada when he was a child. He’s a tech entrepreneur, author, and dancer who’s widely considered the nicest shark in the tank (though one would be unwise to, as he…

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Mediaplanet: How to Protect Against Today’s Feeding Frenzy of Cyber Attackers

March 22, 2018 | In the News

With a keen ability to interpret industry trends and understand enterprise security demands, Robert Herjavec, Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, shares his expertise on how Canadian enterprises can secure their organizational data in today’s changing digital environment. Mediaplanet: What kind of changes have you seen in Canadian organizations and their outlook on data security in the past year? Robert Herjavec: Canadian organizations are maturing when it comes to data security requirements. There’s a clear understanding of the threat landscape and the need to balance multiple layers of technology along with processes and people for…

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