Threat Update | Simda Botnet

April 15, 2015 US-Cert has reported the compromise of more than 770,000 computers running Microsoft Windows worldwide through the Simda botnet. The details below have been released to provide further information along with prevention recommendations. Simda malware may re-route user’s Internet traffic to websites under criminal control or can be used to install malware. The malicious actors control the network of... Read More
April 15, 2015

Next Generation FireWalls

Firewall technology has become a key part of each and every company’s security defence strategy. As the pace of technological change continues to move quickly, firewall technology has become much more sophisticated. The latest trend in firewall naming conventions is “NextGen Firewall” (NGFw). The most important features of a NGFw are:     to be able to create username based policy... Read More
March 25, 2015

Vulnerability Analyst

Las Vegas, NV A Vulnerability Analyst is a trusted technical advisor to Herjavec Group customers providing valuable guidance and execution around operations and optimization of their IT security infrastructure. The Vulnerability Analyst works closely with the customer to provide proactive support assistance to prevent security issues from occurring. The Vulnerability Analyst plays a pivotal role in ensuring that Herjavec Group... Read More
March 17, 2015

Are you ready for an Information Security Incident?

Prevailing wisdom has become that information security breaches are inevitable. We have all seen the headlines and watched as major targeted attacks played out in government and in the media but as business leaders and security practitioners—what can we do to protect our organizations? The founder of the Boy Scouts, Robert Baden-Powell, said everything we really need to know when... Read More
March 12, 2015

Threat Update | SuperFish

  Lenovo products shipped between September 2014 and February 2015 have come with preloaded software known as “SuperFish”. It is very common for Manufacturers and OEMs to preload applications onto the Operating System; however, what makes SuperFish “unique” is that it is designed to intercept all HTTP and HTTPS communication. SuperFish is designed to provide analytics to better enhance the... Read More
February 25, 2015

Revisions to PCI DSS | PA DSS 3.0

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that credit card information is maintained in a secure environment. In January of 2014 the PCI Data Security Standard 3.0 became effective, raising the bar for security by encouraging a structured and continuous approach, and urging businesses that process, store or transmit credit card information... Read More
February 24, 2015

Insights from the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

On February 13, 2015 President Obama addressed an intimate audience of security professionals at Stanford University for the first White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. Before signing an executive order promoting private sector cybersecurity information sharing he validated what many of us working in security each and every day know so well: “The very technologies that empower us... Read More
February 19, 2015

Threat Update| “JASBUG"

On February 10th, 2015, Microsoft released two critical patches for “JASBUG” – MS15-011 and MS15-014. The design flaws were indirectly discovered by JAS Global Advisors LLC with assistance from simMachines’s analytics. The patches have been published by Microsoft in order to resolve design flaws found in Active Directory Group Policies. The two vulnerabilities – or rather, design flaws – occur... Read More
February 11, 2015

Robert Herjavec Talking Security In Health Care on Fortune Live

Herjavec Group Founder & CEO, Robert Herjavec spoke with Fortune Live Friday February 6, 2015 to discuss the rising threat of cybercrime in the health care industry. He highlighted that with the disparate information technology systems being managed in this space, it is shocking that a breach the magnitude of Anthem’s has not occurred before. Given the integrated nature of... Read More
February 9, 2015

Herjavec Group Expands Into Europe with Acquisition of Sysec LTD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, CANADA & LONDON, UK- FEBRUARY 3, 2015- Robert Herjavec, Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank, announces the acquisition of Sysec™, a leading IT security solutions provider headquartered in the United Kingdom and the 2014 McAfee EMEA Accredited Certified Engineer (ACE) Partner of the Year. Sysec specializes... Read More
February 3, 2015