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

By | 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

By | 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?

By | 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

By | 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

By | 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

By | 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

By | 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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Inc: This ‘Shark Tank’ Company Is Betting Its Customers Will Wear T-Shirts Made From Recycled Bottles

By | In the News

Does sustainability sell? Sand Cloud is going to find out. The company plans to sell only environmentally friendly apparel by the summer of 2019. When the three co-founders of Sand Cloud pitched their startup on Shark Tank last year, they were selling colorful Turkish towels and a mission to protect marine life. Now they’ve expanded to accessories and clothing, with a promise to sell only sustainable apparel by the summer of 2019, betting those updates will click with environmentally conscious consumers–and so far, they’ve been right. “We realized we had a brand and people felt comfortable repping Sand Cloud as a company,” says Brandon Leibel, one of its co-founders….

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Cybersecurity CEO: Who Has Your CEO’s Login ID and Password?

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Privileged Account Management (PAM): what you should be thinking about Los Angeles, Calif. – May 23, 2018 I recently spoke at the FS-ISAC conference and it became clear that even in the financial services space, safeguarding user identities and managing access permissions across the enterprise is one of the biggest challenges faced by CISOs! Last year, Herjavec Group contributed to an Identity and Access Management (IAM) Report with Cybersecurity Ventures that discussed just that – and we gave the market as a whole a below average grading in terms of digital transformation, real time adaptability, user authentication services and artificial…

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The Street: This Former Uber Driver Built a Multi-Million Dollar Beach Towel Business

By | Shark Tank

Yes, beach towels. Brandon Leibel, along with his two friends, founded Sand Cloud, a beach towel and apparel company that booked $6 million in sales in 2017. Yes, beach towels. Brandon Leibel, who once drove Uber cars to make ends meet, co-founded Sand Cloud, a beach towel and apparel company.  After years of hard work and an appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the company saw revenue of $6 million in 2017 and aims to book upwards of $15 million in 2018. Sand Cloud is working with Robert Herjavec on “Shark Tank.” Leibel and his friends started the business with just $10,000….

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