Cybersecurity CEO: Number Of Women In Cyber Rising – More To Be Done

By | Cybersecurity CEO

We should aim for 50 percent of jobs in cybersecurity to be filled by women. – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Mar. 14, 2019 Women are underrepresented in cybersecurity — in the technology industry in general actually. But don’t get me wrong, there are new numbers that hold a lot of promise for the future of our industry: Cybersecurity Ventures recently recalculated the number of women in cyber — the number went from 11 percent in 2013 to 20 percent in 2019. Forrester also predicts that the number of female CISOs at Fortune 500 companies will rise to 20 percent in 2019, up from…

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DocuSign Strengthens Commitment to Canada with Regional HQ

By | In the News

Company addresses increased digital transformation opportunity, adds local entrepreneur and leading cybersecurity expert Robert Herjavec to advisory board TORONTO—March 14, 2019—As part of its ongoing ‘Invest for Canada’ initiative, DocuSign Inc. (NADSAQ: DOCU) today announced an expanded commitment to the country through the opening of its first regional headquarters in Toronto to support local customers and drive business growth. The office, located in the WeWork Scotia Plaza in the heart of the financial district, will house DocuSign’s expanding sales, marketing and services teams who will focus on the installed base of over 1500 companies. This represents an opportunity for the…

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Seattle Times: ‘Shark Tank’ Star Robert Herjavec Owes a Debt of Gratitude to a Homeless Shelter in Seattle

By | In the News

By Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times columnist Herjavec’s relationship with the Union Gospel Mission has continued to this day. One rainy night in 2014, a homeless man, an outreach worker and a multimillionaire sat on a patch of grass beside a church in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The homeless man told his story, of losing his way and losing everything. How did he end up here? The outreach worker — a former meth addict who had gotten off the streets just the year before — listened and nodded. And Robert Herjavec, who had built a $200 million fortune in cybersecurity, and a star…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Who’s Inside Your Network, And How Long Have They Been There?

By | Cybersecurity CEO

Employee and contractor cyber threat looms large – Robert Herjavec Los Angeles, Calif. – Feb. 19, 2019 Here’s something a lot of board level executives still don’t know — employees are your biggest cyber risk ! This is exactly why Herjavec Group highlights “the people problem” as a key area for focus in The 2019 Cyber Conversations for the C-Suite Report. You might have all of the security tools at your disposal, but if you can’t manage insider threat, there will always be a critical flaw in your security program. Many industry sources estimate the ‘dwell time’ for cyber attackers…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Top Conversations For The C-Suite In 2019

By | In the News

In 2019, it’s time to drive more business value from your cybersecurity investments. Los Angeles, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2018 Welcome to 2019! Over the last year, Herjavec Group’s message to the C-Suite has been simple: it’s time to get back to basics. With our 2018 Cybersecurity Conversations report, we highlighted the key conversations executives should be having in order to double down on compliance, cyber hygiene, and the elements of a proactive cyber defense strategy. These conversations remain integral facets to any security program and should be agenda topics in every boardroom globally – but I challenged the team to…

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Create Your Success: Adventure Hunt

By | 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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Someday is Not a Real Day

By | LinkedIn Influencer

One thing I keep hearing over and over again from people who want to start a business is “I’ll do it someday…Someday.” Someday when I have more stability. Someday when my family is more secure.  Someday when I have the time I need to dedicate to it – SOMEDAY!! I don’t like the approach one bit and here’s why – someday is not a real day ! As I’ve said before, there’s no such thing as genius in the darkness of your own basement. You may have the best idea and the greatest of intentions, but if you’re not executing…

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Cybersecurity CEO: Ransomware Attacks On Hospitals Predicted To Increase 5X By 2021

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), LinkedIn Influencer

Healthcare CIOs face an increasingly hostile cyberscape. Los Angeles, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2018 In April’s Cybersecurity CEO column, I explained that manufacturing is the new healthcare. The industry has been under constant attack – from malware like Cryptolocker doing real damage, to insider threat on the rise, to the lack of security controls around interconnected IoT and OT environments – and unfortunately, we’re still seeing an under-investment in cyber defense in this space. But don’t misinterpret my statement to mean that Healthcare CIOs are off the hook. The (cyber) bullseye on the backs of healthcare providers is still prominent….

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Cybersecurity CEO: The World Will Need to Cyber Protect 100X More Cloud Data by 2021

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Secure private and public clouds will wipe out traditional data centers over the next 3-4 years. Los Angeles, Calif. – Oct. 16, 2018 The degree of difficulty in protecting businesses from cyber attacks grows in proportion to a number of factors. Emerging threat actors, the prominence of interconnected devices and the most critical in my opinion – the VAST amount of data that needs to be secured – are all adding to this complex challenge.  By 2013, the world was already accumulating data at an astonishing rate of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. At the time, 90% of the…

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Happy Feet to Launch Disney Slippers

By | Shark Tank

Louisville, KY., Los Angeles, CA. OCTOBER 1, 2018– Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group and Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank, is thrilled to announce a collaboration between Happy Feet and Disney.  Happy Feet will produce a robust line of plush slippers and proprietary footwear for Disney and Disney•Pixar brands, which includes Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Nightmare Before Christmas, Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess, Frozen, Toy Story 4, and many more. “We are delighted to embark on this new journey with Disney. Their expansive portfolio of beloved characters and timeless stories provide Happy Feet with…

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