Category Archives: In the News

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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CNBC: Information is ‘the modern-day weapon’ and we’re constantly under attack: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec

March 21, 2018 | In the News

Information is ‘the modern-day weapon’: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec from CNBC. Robert Herjavec, a cybersecurity expert and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” told CNBC on Tuesday that people need to wake up when it comes to protecting their data. “I don’t think people take information as critically as they should today. It is the modern-day weapon,” Herjavec said in an interview with “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer. “We are living in a cold war right now and we’re under attack. We’re under attack every single day.” The investor’s comments came in response to a scandal involving Facebook in which a firm creating…

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Inquisitr: Robert Herjavec Of ‘Shark Tank’ Won’t Get Behind Cryptocurrency Right Now — Because He’s One Of The Good Guys

February 15, 2018 | In the News

The cybersecurity entrepreneur is most concerned about cryptocurrency’s history of funding hackers. Given the meteoric rise — and fall — of Bitcoin over the past year or so, almost every Shark Tank investor has been asked how they feel about cryptocurrency. While it’s tougher to find comments by Barbara Corcoran or Lori Greiner on the issue, the other four sharks have had their say, and their opinions vary widely, much like the financial and tech world at large. CNBC reported last month that Mark Cuban said his NBA team, the Dallas Mavericks, planned to start accepting crypto payments. As an investment, Cuban recommended…

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Money: ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Robert Herjavec Has a Bold Prediction for the Future of Cryptocurrency

February 9, 2018 | In the News

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have had a rough start to 2018—but they’re not disappearing anytime soon, says Shark Tank investor and cybersecurity expert Robert Herjavec. “To me, it’s the wave of the future,” he told MONEY recently. “Fast forward 25 years from now, there will be some form of a cryptocurrency that we will pay for electronically, and the concept of cash will go away one day.” Herjavec credits blockchain technology—the driving force behind cryptocurrency—as a game-changer that will revolutionize the way businesses verify transactions. (Simply put, blockchain uses multiple servers to verify a transaction, making it much more secure than transactions using…

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Success: What the Sharks Have Learned After a Decade in the Tank

February 7, 2018 | In the News, Shark Tank

After almost 10 years of Shark Tank, the Sharks reflect on what they’ve learned and the best deals they’ve made. The Sharks are cold, cunning and curt. They tell it like it is. They aren’t afraid to let an entrepreneur know when his or her idea is bad—or even terrible. They’re in it for the money and the money alone. Or at least that’s what they make viewers think. Last year—the ninth season of the Emmy-winning business reality show—the Sharks witnessed the single most emotional moment in Shark Tank history. “In all the nine years I’ve been on the show, I was never so moved,”…

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Forbes: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec On AI, Ambient Computing, Cybersecurity, And Edward Snowden

January 25, 2018 | In the News

In his day job, entrepreneur and investor Robert Herjavec works hard to prevent security breaches. At least when he’s not investing in ugly sweaters, hand-held breathometers, or books that turn into lights on ABC’s hit entrepreneurship and investment show, Shark Tank. But he does have some sympathy for the devil. Herjavec, whose Herjavec Group manages cybersecurity for some of the biggest corporations on the planet, will be speaking at the upcoming Canadian Cloud Council conference Control in May. (Edward Snowden will as well, and I’ll be interviewing Snowden on-stage.) Herjavec is ambivalent about the source of perhaps the greatest security breach in recent history. “There…

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