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Cyber CEO: A Look Back at Cybersecurity in 2021

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Every year as December winds down and the New Year approaches, I reflect and look back at the year I’m leaving behind. Needless to say, in 2021 cybersecurity was front and center for individuals, enterprises, and governments alike. Data breaches and cybersecurity threats were at an all-time high this past year. This forced security leaders and enterprise executives to assess their information security operations and overall cybersecurity posture to ensure their organizations were ready to face the challenges ahead. While this was a big task to take on, I have to admit – I’m leaving 2021 behind feeling encouraged and…

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Cyber CEO: 7 Tips to Stay Cyber Safe While Online Holiday Shopping

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

As many people start cautiously re-entering the world, I think it’s safe to say that many of the changes the COVID-19 Pandemic caused will remain. We all knew e-commerce was becoming one of the major players in the way people shop and access goods and services, but no one could have imagined the explosion of online shopping that resulted from the pandemic. And the rate is only increasing ! The SalesForce Shopping Index reports an 11% increase in global online shopping in Q3 of 2021. With an increase in online activity comes an increase in the risk of cyber threats….

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Cyber Playbook: How to Build a Strong Vulnerability Management Program

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Contributed by Robert Herjavec, CEO & Founder A strong Vulnerability Management program is essential to a comprehensive and proactive cybersecurity program. It allows organizations to identify potential security gaps including access points that threat actors can leverage to gain entry into corporate networks and then prioritize these vulnerabilities for remediation. However, building a robust vulnerability management program can be complex and isn’t without its challenges ! Vulnerability management programs that aren’t optimized to achieve the desired results based on your enterprise’s unique cybersecurity needs can be wasteful of your team’s time and effort, not to mention your investment. A strong…

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Cyber CEO: The Cybersecurity Skills Gap – How to Address it Now and in the Future

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

The cybersecurity skills gap has continued to be a problem – one that’s only gotten worse due to the pandemic and digital transformation that most organizations recently experienced. Drastic changes to business operations coupled with shrinking budgets mean in-house cybersecurity professionals are both difficult to come by and often too expensive to hire to develop comprehensive cybersecurity programs. When (ISC)2  launched their Cybersecurity Workforce Study in 2020, the global cybersecurity workforce was 2.8 million people – while the demand for cybersecurity professionals was around 4.07 million. That’s a daunting gap to fill and it’s only getting bigger. When faced with…

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National Cybersecurity Center Announces Public Launch of its Cybersecurity for State Leaders Cyber Awareness Training

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Herjavec Group Founder and CEO, Robert Herjavec is proud to partner with the National Cybersecurity Center in their initiative – Cybersecurity for State Leaders, to spread awareness on the significance of cybersecurity and best practices for organizations and individuals alike. Read the press release below for the full details of the Cybersecurity for State Leaders Cyber Awareness Training initiative. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – October 18th, 2021 – The National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) announced the public launch of its Cybersecurity for State Leaders cyber awareness training curriculum in support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  “Cyberspace is an enormous Cold War domain that is rapidly…

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TD Global C-Suite Podcast: Robert Herjavec on Cybersecurity During the Pandemic

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Our Founder and CEO, Robert Herjavec joined Claudette McGowan, TD Bank’s Global Executive Officer for Cyber Security on the Global C-Suite Podcast to discuss the many ways the COVID-19 Pandemic has affected the cybersecurity landscape as we know it.  In the cybersecurity world, the pandemic brought on a brand new set of challenges that demanded quick thinking, rapid action, and a whole lot of innovation. In the first episode of C Suite season two, Claudette and her guests discuss how the remote work revolution has changed cybersecurity needs for most companies, and how they can maintain a secure IT ecosystem…

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Herjavec Group Accelerates Growth with Acquisition of SEGMENTECH

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Established CyberArk partners advance identity and privileged access management programs with acquisition –  Toronto, ON – Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of global cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group and a leading investor on the Emmy Award-winning show Shark Tank, proudly announces the strategic acquisition of SEGMENTECH, a North American cybersecurity services firm specializing in Identity and Access Management (IAM) & Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for enterprise customers. This acquisition further expands and accelerates Herjavec Group’s leading IAM practice by adding world-class Privileged Access Management talent, specializing in implementations of CyberArk, a global leader in Identity Security. “As we have transitioned…

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National Post: Q&A with Robert Herjavec on Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

Our Founder and CEO, Robert Herjavec sat down with the National Post for the Innovating Canada Cybersecurity Campaign – a campaign that aims to educate business and government decision-makers on different security strategies to limit risk to the various types of cybercrime while allowing our businesses and economies to benefit from the opportunities presented by a growing digital economy. In this piece, Robert discusses Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) and his message to his fellow business leaders as a champion of the global initiative. This National Cybersecurity Awareness Mo­­nth, what message do you have for fellow business leaders? If I can emphasize…

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Cyber CEO: 5 Outdated but Common Cybersecurity Practices You Should Avoid

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

 The pace that enterprises experienced digital transformation over the past 18 months was lightning fast. For many teams, the priority was set on keeping the lights on and surviving, leaving their security teams grappling to catch up once the company’s operations were already online. As the rate of cyber breaches like ransomware attacks skyrocket, organizations now have no choice but to face the truth — cybersecurity is no longer an option. But I would add that it’s not just cybersecurity, but updated cybersecurity. A security strategy that can truly prepare and defend your enterprise against the modern threat landscape. The…

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

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

We can learn a lot from the cybercrime of the past…the history of cybercrime is a glimpse into what we can expect in the future. – Robert Herjavec In the past 18 months, we’ve experienced the beginning of an era that has seen cybersecurity and cybercrime at the center of it all. Since the pandemic began, cybersecurity has been named a top priority for national security and we’ve witnessed some of the largest, and most destructive cyber breaches in history. But while cybercrime is certainly on the rise, it’s not as novel as many may think !  The list below outlines some…

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