Blockchain Technology Is Here To Stay

February 15, 2018 | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), In the News

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

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

| 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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Create Your Stories: Sand Cloud

February 5, 2018 | Create Your Success
After years of being on Shark Tank, I’ve seen many different types of people come through the tank. As a Shark, we’re not just investing in the business – we’re investing in the entrepreneur. We look for their passion, knowledge, preparation and charisma. In light of my newest book, You Don’t Have to Be a Shark I sat down to interview some of my favourite entrepreneurs. They each have their own unique stories of sacrifice, failure and accomplishment. What advice do they have for a new generation of people chasing their dreams? Read through our conversation below and get inspired to #CreateYourSuccess. My first impression...
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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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RH CNBC valet parking

CNBC: ‘Shark Tank’s’ Robert Herjavec is always willing to splurge $15 for valet parking—here’s why

January 16, 2018 | In the News

Everyone has something they’re willing to splurge on. For star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” Robert Herjavec, that thing is valet parking. “It’s one of the things I love about LA,” Herjavec tells CNBC Make It.“Everywhere has valet — it saves so much time. You just pull up, get out of the car and go!” Herjavec says having his car parked for him typically costs anywhere from $10 to $20, but the money is well worth it, because it’s not just about convenience. It has to do with a lesson about money he learned from his father.  “When I was a kid,…

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When Your Company Gets Hacked, Will You Be Prepared?

| Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

New report indicates cyber complacency is a growing problem in corporate boardrooms globally Los Angeles, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2017 “Every company will be hacked”, according to Roger Grimes, in a recent story he wrote for CSO. It’s a scary statement to make but Grimes, a 30-year tech industry road warrior who spent the past 11 years as Principal Security Architect at Microsoft, knows his stuff. I’ve been guilty of making similar bold statements and leveraging the “when, not if” hacking scare tactics but I’m finding more and more that the tone has changed when executives are speaking about cybersecurity. It’s a…

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A New Year, A New Start

January 2, 2018 | LinkedIn Influencer

Welcome to the New Year ! There is something magical to me about this time of the year. A new year, a new start. A chance to reset and recalibrate goals for 2018. Some things may have gone well in 2017, others not so well. Some things may need complete fixing! There is no better time than the present to focus on continuous improvement. Success is fleeting, and so is failure. We have a chance to make 2018 anything we want. We really don’t know what the new year will bring, but we can guess and we can plan, and…

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