Herjavec Group | October 14, 2021
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 to a flexible workforce environment, businesses have been forced to accelerate and pivot their digital transformation," said, Robert Herjavec. "As a result, CIOS and CISOs are navigating a paradigm shift in cybersecurity, and the way their security environment needs to be set up. IAM and PAM have become foundational to all security programs, to ensure that the right people access the right data, at the right time, for the right reasons. As a result, we are experiencing a tremendous uptick in demand for services to implement comprehensive IAM and PAM programs."
Founded in 2015 by Roy Levy and Boris Zaidfeld, SEGMENTECH is a leading provider of IAM & PAM services and is an expert advisor in DevSecOps and how to secure CI/CD processes. SEGMENTECH supports global enterprise customers through the implementation and expansion of IAM and PAM programs. Both Herjavec and SEGMENTECH are established partners of CyberArk. With this acquisition, Herjavec will further advance its privileged access management practice by putting CyberArk at the core, which enables a security-first approach to decreasing identity-led risk.
This acquisition strengthens Herjavec Group's position as an Identity and Access Management leader and will benefit organizations seeking to fortify their cybersecurity defenses,CyberArk has strong relationships with both Herjavec and SEGMENTECH. Their commitment to investing in highly trained cybersecurity professionals, especially in the area of privileged access management, combined with expanded access to CyberArk-based Identity Security solutions, will dramatically improve security for our joint customers.
Chris Moore, VP of Global Channel at CyberArk.
Herjavec Group and SEGMENTECH customers will benefit from working with highly qualified professionals, including those who have achieved their Guardian certification, the highest level of CyberArk training and a proven track record of capabilities, ensuring enterprises can accelerate, improve, and manage their cybersecurity lifecycle.
About Herjavec Group:
Robert Herjavec founded Herjavec Group in 2003 to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. We have been recognized as one of the world's most innovative cybersecurity operations leaders, and excel in complex, multi-vendor environments. Our service expertise includes Advisory Services, Technology Architecture & Implementation, Identity and Access Management Services, Managed Security Services, Threat Management, and Incident Response. Herjavec Group operates across the United States, United Kingdom, India and Canada.
prnewswire | January 05, 2021
Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC ("Owl"), a worldwide market pioneer in online protection arrangements and administrations for safeguarding network limits and empowering secure information sharing across areas, reported today the obtaining of the Trident Assured Collaboration Systems ("ACS") product offering. ACS has the solitary U.S. government-affirmed Voice over IP ("VoIP") and Video Teleconference ("VTC") Cross Domain Solution ("CDS") just as the business' most exceptional Full Motion Video ("FMV") sifting ability – usefulness basic to CDS activities in a time of robots and cameras. The obtaining gives Owl a more extensive scope of guaranteed network border guard arrangements than any rival on the lookout.
Owl, upheld by private speculation firm DC Capital Partners, has been a main supplier of CDS to the U.S. Branch of Defense ("DoD") and Intelligence Community for over 20 years. Owl is likewise the worldwide pioneer in network safety assurance for basic framework, offering the solitary U.S. government tried and certify CDS accessible for organization inside and outside the U.S to both government and business customers.
Owl's Cross Domain Solutions offer the most elevated level of organization edge security, far surpassing the capacities of firewalls and other ordinary organization protections. Owl's items are the decision for ensuring the country's most delicate organizations and frameworks against assault. Ongoing episodes have exhibited the failure of inheritance firewalls to forestall cyberattacks against basic business and working frameworks and cloud-based applications. The blend of Owl and ACS's innovation offers a full continuum of CDS items that give equipment upheld space partition and layers of information separating confirmation instead of a solitary organization line checkpoint with insignificant substance sifting.
Arrangements like firewalls that worked 25 years back as an organization insurance approach are not, at this point compelling against country state quality assaults. As country state assaults increment, the methodologies utilized by state entertainers start to saturate the criminal side of cyberattacks. Powerful network safety presently requires a coordinated, multi-layered framework with information diode equipment parts in gatekeepers which perform escalated information assessment and confirmation. The up and coming age of insurance, coming out now and based on a mix of Owl and ACS innovation, installs CDS usefulness in incredibly low-inactivity, unmodifiable equipment.
Thomas J. Campbell, Chairman of Owl and Founder and Managing Partner of DC Capital, said, "This is another step in executing our strategic vision. The acquisition of ACS not only places Owl ahead of other Cross Domain Solution providers, but it also plays a pivotal role in our larger strategy to offer true cybersecurity protection. The future requires solutions that are cost effective and easy to implement, use, and maintain."
"The explosion of the Internet of Things ("IoT") demands cyber-secure devices, from those that control our critical infrastructure, to our homes and cars," said Campbell. "The technology Owl pioneered 20 years ago is now available in form factors small enough to be embedded inside devices. Owl has always been an early mover, the first to develop hardware-enforced network protection and now the first to offer a hardware-enforced CDS that can be embedded."
"Owl has been rapidly moving towards this number one position for the last couple of years," commented Robert Stalick, President and CEO of Owl. "With the addition of ACS, the last piece has fallen into place. Owl is now the clear leader in accredited Cross Domain Solution offerings, with the widest range of capabilities and products – solving problems from tactical to enterprise in data, voice, and video; for government, critical infrastructure and commercial enterprises."
Jerry B. Chernock, Partner at DC Capital, added, "Clearly we need to address the deficiency of firewalls. There is a motivation behind why our customers demand Cross Domain Solutions and not exclusively on firewalls. Late assaults, including a security break at an unmistakable U.S. based network protection firm and a few U.S. Government organizations, have accentuated the requirement for knowledge, military, basic framework and corporate customers to rapidly develop how they secure their organizations."
"The sophistication of these technologies cannot be overstated," said Ken Walker, Chief Technology Officer at Owl. "The U.S. Government continues to set the standards for the most rigorous operational requirements and testing regimes globally, setting expectations that very few companies can meet. Owl is one of a handful of elite companies that satisfies the government-established 'Raise the Bar' requirements."
About Owl Cyber Defense Solutions
Owl has been serving the cybersecurity needs of the U.S. government since inception – providing hardware-enforced cybersecurity controls, industry leading expertise in operating system hardening, extensive device and network-based assessment services and thought-leadership in filtering/data processing disciplines. Owl Cross Domain Solutions are operating broadly in missions across both the DoD and the U.S. intelligence agencies. Globally Owl is the leader in perimeter protection for nuclear power plants, oil and gas operations, renewables and power generation and transmission, with aggressive growth occurring in the data center and cloud provider sectors. Owl continues to innovate and is bringing to market the world's first embeddable cybersecurity to serve the Internet of Things ("IoT").
Apricorn | July 23, 2021
The leading manufacturer of software-free, 256-bit AES XTS hardware-encrypted USB drives, Apricorn, has announced various findings for the education sector from the Apricorn Global IT Security Survey, 2021. The survey says the education industry lacks concern about security threats from employees and, due to limited IT security policies related to remote work, has a greater risk for cybersecurity breaches and data loss than other industries. For example, 69.4% of respondents say, as targets that attackers can use to access data, employees at their organizations don't think of themselves, compared to 37.5% in information technology (IT).
The survey was to compare cybersecurity policies of various industries about hybrid and remote work. More than 400 respondents completed the survey. Unfortunately, the education industry constantly lags behind many other healthcare, manufacturing, IT, and financial services when executing lost/stolen devices and data security policies. Remarkably, compared to 55% in IT, only 26% of respondents in the education industry agreed that they have policies regarding lost/stolen devices.
Many education institutions, in the Fall, will be returning to in-person instruction; however, in the education sector, most survey respondents (90.77%) said a hybrid work option exists. Organizations in education demonstrated a trend of allowing employee choice when it comes to policy adherence when asked about policies and procedures that have been put in place regarding transporting data and devices. Compared to an average of 52% for other top industries, only 20% of education organizations require encrypted hardware. More than half of EDUCATION organizations permit the use of personal USB devices.
Founded in 1983, Apricorn is a leading provider of secure storage innovations to prominent companies in education, healthcare, finance, and government throughout North America, EMEA, and Canada. Apricorn products have become the trusted standard for a myriad of data security strategies worldwide. Under the Apricorn brand, numerous award-winning products and patents have been developed.