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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

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

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
January 28, 2015

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
January 23, 2015

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

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
January 6, 2015

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

Threat Update | Network Time Protocol Vulnerabilities

Network Time Protocol (NTP) is used to synchronize time between systems. Keeping time synchronized is important in the operation and logging information between systems. There are multiple vulnerabilities in NTP in versions prior to 4.2.8. These vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to run software with privileges of the NTP software. It is recommended that versions of NTP software be upgraded... Read More
December 22, 2014

Threat Update | X.Org Security Advisory

This advisory outlines vulnerabilities affecting servers running "X Windows", a graphical user interface common in Unix, Linux and related platforms, and less commonly on MS Windows computers when installed by end-users. This is rated CRITICAL due to the possibility of denial of service attacks or the possibility of allowing unauthorized and undesirable programs to execute. There are effective controls and... Read More