CNBC: Information is ‘the modern-day weapon’ and we’re constantly under attack: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec

By | In the News

Information is ‘the modern-day weapon’: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec from CNBC. Robert Herjavec, a cybersecurity expert and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” told CNBC on Tuesday that people need to wake up when it comes to protecting their data. “I don’t think people take information as critically as they should today. It is the modern-day weapon,” Herjavec said in an interview with “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer. “We are living in a cold war right now and we’re under attack. We’re under attack every single day.” The investor’s comments came in response to a scandal involving Facebook in which a firm creating…

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Top 5 Questions C-Suite Executives are Asking About Cybersecurity

By | Cybersecurity CEO

Cyber intrusions and damages can be reduced by cyber resilient organizations -Robert Herjavec I spend a lot of my time meeting with boards and our C-level customers. Many ask me the same questions so I’ve decided to share the answers to the 5 most popular questions I’m asked about Cybersecurity in the latest edition of the Cyber CEO. What’s the likelihood that my organization will be the victim of a cybercrime? 100%. To be clear – this doesn’t mean an epic hack making its way into the news. It could mean a cyber intruder with access to your systems, dwelling…

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Forbes: A Millennial’s Guide From Shark Tank & Herjavec Group’s Robert Herjavec (Part 2)

By | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Part 2 of the two-part interview with cyber-security expert, Robert Herjavec, dives into what industry leaders like the execs at Herjavec Group suggest for millennials looking to step into the industry. Rossow: Do you have a data policy in place as you bring in new executives and millennials? Herjavec: Absolutely. We have to practice what we preach. We offer cybersecurity awareness training to all employees, but we also test ourselves—we run phishing tests, pen tests, [and whatever else is necessary] to ensure we have the right balance of technology and process in place. Smart Technology Rossow: How do you feel concerning the use of “smart…

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Forbes: Cyber ‘Shark’, Robert Herjavec, Advocates Maintaining ‘Cyber-Hygiene’ For Businesses (Part 1)

By | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

I had the opportunity to interview Robert Herjavec in an exclusive, two-part series, on what his thoughts were on the current state of the cybersecurity industry today. Part 1 of this interview talks about the state of the cybersecurity industry. Andrew Rossow: If you had to describe the current state of the cyber-security industry today, how would you describe it? Robert Herjavec: ACTIVE. We’re in a very challenging time where warfare is being fought in cyberspace and the threats aren’t going to slow down anytime soon. It’s a great industry to be a part of, but at the same time, the diligence…

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Blockchain Technology Is Here To Stay

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

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

By | 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

By | 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 !

By | 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

By | 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

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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