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
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
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
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 Security News
Fire Eye – Behind the Syrian Conflict’s Digital Front Lines
A new study by the intelligence-gathering division of FireEye, a Herjavec Group technology partner, has made front page news. In "Behind the Syrian Conflict's Digital Front Lines," Fire Eye Threat Intelligence presents key findings such as Data Theft, Victims located in Syria, Tactics, and Malware during events occurring mid - 2013 in the Syrian Conflict. 10 armed units working in opposition to... Read More
February 2, 2015 Security News
Threat Update | GNU C Library (glibc) Vulnerability: "GHOST"
A new UNIX vulnerability has been published - CVE-2015-0235. This is a critical vulnerability within the GNU C library (glibc) that allows an attacker the ability to execute malicious code. The vulnerability lies within the “_gethostbyname” function call, hence the name GHOST. This vulnerability is present in nearly all versions of glibc as far back as glibc-2.2 (Released in November... Read More
Blank Check for Cyber Security?
Bloomberg recently released an article in which Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan stated, “The only place that doesn’t have a budget constraint is that area (cyber security) because how would I know how to assess, why would I take my judgment and say you could do this cheaper”. This blank cheque approach is not surprising given that 2014... Read More
2014: The Year of The Breach
Many are considering 2014 to be the year of the breach. We saw targeted attacks against large corporations, infrastructures and government systems. The FBI reported that organizations believing they have never been attacked likely already have, and highlighted the power of malware, capable of remaining dormant in systems for for many months exfiltrating critical data. We have seen significant increases... Read More
January 9, 2015 Security News
Cloud Computing in Canada: Robert Herjavec On The World Of IT Privacy
Mediaplanet sat down with Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group and leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank for an exclusive interview. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response, and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations. In this exclusive, he shares his experiences... Read More
A New Cold War
We’re facing a new cold war. Robert Herjavec & Matt Anthony discuss the rising threat of targeted attacks in Herjavec Group’s latest Thought Leadership Blog. Senator John McCain issued a statement saying that cyber security is the least understood, most dangerous element of the US’ national security today. With the recent attacks on Sony, there has been a pivotal change in... Read More