Good Shouldn’t Be Good Enough

August 15, 2018 | LinkedIn Influencer

I’ve never been okay with the saying, “That’s probably good enough.”   One of the best parts of running my business is the satisfaction I get by continuously setting the bar higher. Once I achieve a certain goal,  I set a higher standard for myself so others around me are motivated to do the same.   My fellow shark Mark Cuban said it best – “ Work knowing there is someone out there working 24 hours a day with the sole motivation of kicking your ass”. He’s right. You’ve got a target on your back and you can’t afford to…

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Grow or Die – Contributing to Constant Forward Momentum

July 27, 2018 | LinkedIn Influencer

As a CEO I have my hands in a lot of different things. I’m a technical leader. I’m a sales person. I’m a marketer. I’m a founder.  Many would say I’m too hands on. That I need to sit back, trust more and let the chips fall. The thing is, I’m not that kind of CEO. I firmly believe in constant forward momentum. And if you’re not moving fast enough, get out of the way because I’m going to show you how to go quickly! I read a great article recently published on the Andreessen Horowitz site that reinforced my approach…

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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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Your Business’s Secret Sauce Isn’t the Product – It’s the People

July 3, 2018 | LinkedIn Influencer

There are many factors that contribute to running a successful business like having a marketable product or service , and having a sound strategy. While these factors are important, they’re not the ones that determine your business’s success. For me, the most important aspect of a successful business is the people. Here’s why – you can have the best product in the world – the most marketable idea ! – but it’s up to the team to execute! When I’m hiring for Herjavec Group, I’m not looking for people who are just like me – I know for certain that…

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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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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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Busting 3 Myths About Mentorship

June 13, 2018 | LinkedIn Influencer

Finding a mentor can be hard – many people don’t know how to approach someone, what to say, and frankly, many don’t even understand the value of a true mentor-mentee relationship. Whether in your professional life or your personal life, a mentor-mentee relationship is one of the most important relationships you will have. No matter how successful you become, you can always learn more. Mentorship is about a series of moments with key individuals you’re learning from. We try to encourage mentorship in a variety of ways here at Herjavec Group – from running formal programs to encouraging coffee chats…

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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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It’s Time to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

June 6, 2018 | LinkedIn Influencer

Whether you’re presenting in a team meeting or pitching your business to a room full of Sharks, it’s normal to be nervous when speaking in public. Jerry Seinfeld tells a hilarious joke that references how so many of us are terrified of public speaking that we would rather be in the casket at a funeral, versus delivering the eulogy. That may be taking it too far… and he tells it better than me, but you get the point. You can’t live in fear of public speaking forever – we are all going to have to speak in front of an…

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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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