A Shark shares cyber thoughts in Denver

Mike Troy
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Shark Tank host and cyber security expert Robert Herjavec joins agenda for R-CISC's third annual Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit.

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC) will hold its third annual Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit Oct. 2-3 in Denver. Participating in the gathering this year as a featured speaker will be Robert Herjavec, a host of the popular show Shark Tank and a cybersecurity expert in his own right.

In 2003, he founded Herjavec Group to provide cybersecurity products and services to enterprise organizations. The company quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology firms. Herjavec has served as a cybersecurity advisor for the Government of Canada and participated in the White House Summit on Cybersecurity. He is a frequent commentator on the threat landscape, emerging technologies and the need for a proactive security framework.

All of those factors are at the root of why R-CISC exists. The organization was spun out of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) several years ago as is led by a former RILA executive, Suzie Squier, who serves as Executive Director.

“The Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit brings together CISOs and their teams to share best practices, gain insights and, most importantly, network with other information security professionals to build trust,” Squier said. “The conference addresses the key challenges and issues facing strategic retail leaders and tactical practitioners at a critical time in our industries. We are looking forward to adding Robert to the conversation this year.”

Herjavec willexplore evolving IT trends and the rising cyber security threats retailers face on a daily basis in a session titled, “Fast Forward and Focused.” He will also share insights from inside the Shark Tank and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.