Cybersecurity CEO: How To Invest In Your Organization’s Technology Stack

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

People, process – then technology – will address the greatest challenges we all face in cybersecurity. – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Aug 14, 2019 Last week I sat down with Oliver Renick from TD Ameritrade’s Market On Close to talk about the state of the cybersecurity market. We covered cyber investments, acquisition activity, and innovation trends in endpoint and cloud. The market shifts we discussed may impact how you choose to invest in your organization’s technology stack. It’s important to understand why some acquisition activity is happening, and identify which players are in it for the long haul. As…

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The Odds Are Against You – So What?

By | LinkedIn Influencer

Be honest – how many times have you thought about doing something you really wanted to do but gave up because it was too hard? “I can’t move to a new city. I don’t know anyone there…” “How can I go back to school to switch careers if I don’t have a steady income to pay for it…” “I can’t quit my stable job for something risky like starting my own business…” The problem with that line of thinking is that the odds will always be stacked against you. It’s how you react to those odds that will determine whether…

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Cybersecurity CEO: The History Of Cybercrime, From 1834 To Present

By | Cybersecurity CEO, In the News

Early hacking incidents were a glimpse of the future – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Jun 19, 2019 It’s summer! And for those of you that need a good summer read, I’ve got one. This month, the editors at Cybercrime Magazine compiled a list of historical hacking incidents – dating back to 1834. I love it for a few reasons. #1 – It’s a reminder that history can and will repeat itself — if we continue to respond in the same way! #2 – It demonstrates the importance of security awareness training for your employees! (You’ll understand my point by the…

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Investing at the Ground Floor – Angels & Entrepreneurs Summit

By | In the News

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you don’t have to be a Shark to create your own success! But you should be an active learner. I’m a huge advocate for continuing to progress, through reading, taking courses, networking – you get the idea! Everything I’ve learned about business has been through failing, picking myself back up, and not making the same mistake twice. Let me be clear — there is no easy path to wealth, or financial freedom for that matter. Investment of any kind comes with risk. But a big part of creating your own…

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Cybersecurity CEO: My 3 Tips For Presenting In The Boardroom

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

How to effectively engage C-suite executives in your presentations – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Jun 19, 2019 We all recognize that a cyber breach can significantly impact an organization’s reputation, and valuation. If you’re heading into the boardroom to deliver a presentation on cybersecurity to C-suite executives, then you’d better be ready to speak their language. To start, throw the tech talk out the window on your way to the boardroom. Technical IOCs (indicators of compromise) are out, and reputational harm that will lead to revenue decline is in. Now that you’re in the door – here are my…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Recognizing Incident Response as the Emergency It Is

By | Cybersecurity CEO, In the News

The industry is moving from an IT-centric model to crisis centric incident response. – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – May 21, 2019 The old “IT” way of responding to security incidents with the CIO standing over your shoulder asking, “Is it fixed yet?”, is long gone. We’ve seen a drastic change in how enterprises today are speaking about incident response.  The language comes out of military doctrine, and emergency response. How many times have you heard – discovery, containment or incident command – discussed when aligning on your organization’s incident response plan? If you haven’t, you don’t have the right team in the room….

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Forbes: When It Comes to Travel, Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec Means Business

By | In the News

Robert Herjavec, an investor on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit TV show Shark Tank, is the founder and CEO of global cybersecurity operations leader, Herjavec Group. He is a best-selling author, appeared on Dancing With the Stars (where he met and married his dance partner) and has just teamed up with La Quinta by Wyndham for a new national survey on business travel questions. I caught up with him in New York City: Do you travel with a carry-on, or do you travel with a suitcase? Rule number one for me is never check in luggage. You travel more than 100 days a year for business. What are the three things…

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Cybersecurity CEO: It’s Time to Develop a Robust Security Roadmap

By | In the News

Inspire greater accountability in the boardroom with new KPIs and an effective security roadmap – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Apr. 15, 2019 CEOs and other board members are more engaged in cybersecurity conversations than ever before. In fact, I remember when CISOs carried the sole responsibility of security – now everyone around the table is accountable. CISOs aren’t just educating in the boardroom, as they once had. Why? It’s no surprise that one of the biggest challenges an organization will face today is cybercrime. Every organization, big or small, runs the risk of being targeted by hackers. It’s just…

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My Five Commandments for Entrepreneurs

By | LinkedIn Influencer

There is no “right” path to success, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. There’s no right age, time, circumstance, college degree, etc. – and that’s what I love about it. What you need is less about the “right stuff” and more about having the right attitude. Starting your own business is dictated entirely by your mentality: Are you hard working? Are you passionate? Can you make the necessary sacrifices? Can you face adversity head on? So while there is no right path, I do like to say that there are five commandments that all entrepreneurs should live by: 1. Identify your…

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Mediaplanet: “Shark Tank” Star Robert Herjavec: How to Keep Tech Safe

By | In the News

Robert Herjavec, “Shark Tank” investor and cybersecurity expert, founder and CEO of global cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group explains what the future has in store for your data. With the increasing use of personal assistants in the home, what should customers be mindful of to protect their personal information? You have to be vigilant, and this starts with getting back to basics, such as securing your home Wi-Fi network, which really is the virtual door into your home. Make sure you have WPA2 encryption enabled and have a strong, unique password. Then, change the default login settings, install software updates and disable features that are not…

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