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Guest of the Week (9/29/17): Robert Herjavec, The Herjavec Group

Guest of the Week (9/29/17)

Robert Herjavec, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Herjavec Group Inc.

Congratulations Robert! You are theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.

Robert Herjavec (pictured) is known to most people as a “Shark Investor,” one of the stars on the ABC TV show “Shark Tank.” On the show, he and other figures from the world of business hear pitches from budding entrepreneurs and decide whether to invest in a startup enterprise.

But what many people probably don’t know is that Herjavec, as the founder and chief executive officer of The Herjavec Group Inc., is a specialist in managed security services. His company provides cybersecurity consulting and incident response for enterprise companies around the world. And because of that role, Herjavec has a front row seat to observe the transformation taking place in corporations as CEOs and their boards deal with the rising tide of online attacks and data breaches that is swamping the globe.

For many years, Herjavec struggled to get executives to meet with him and discuss the need for stronger network protection. That’s not a problem anymore.

“The only way I could get a meeting with a CIO or CEO was because I was on Shark Tank,” Herjavec said. “Now I spend 80 percent of my time meeting not just with CIOs, but CEOs and boards.”

Herjavec and Atif Ghauri, senior vice president of customer service success at The Herjavec Group, were recently at the Splunk .conf2017 conference in Washington, D.C. The two stopped by theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, and spoke with co-hosts Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and John Walls (@JohnWalls21). They discussed new regulatory oversight, Splunk’s role in managing enterprise security, the evolving threat landscape and balancing security demands in a free society.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here.

Follow Robert (@robertherjavec) on Twitter, and check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of Splunk .conf2017.

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