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4 Foolish Cybersecurity Mistakes Robert Herjavec Is Shocked People Still Make. Robert Herjavec compares hackers to professional burglars.

4 Foolish Cybersecurity Mistakes Robert Herjavec Is Shocked People Still Make

“If they want to break in, there’s nothing you can do,” he tells Entrepreneur during a phone interview. “But you can have an alarm, a safe and a dog to stop them from getting away with anything once they’re in.” (He has all of the above following a recent burglary at one of his homes.) The Shark Tank star views cybersecurity much the same -- a game of strategically dodging bad guys and vigilantly keeping valuable data out of their greedy clutches. Through Herjavec Group, the Toronto-based Internet security firm he co-founded in 2003, he and his team of "ethical hackers" help enterprise companies throughout the globe do just that.

How to Be Happier. Fortune. Sometimes it’s the small stuff that gets you.


When I was a young software engineer over 35 years ago, I had no problem with overt sexual harassment. 6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day. It’s Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.

6 Simple Rituals To Reach Your Potential Every Day

Two San Francisco entrepreneurs are pitching their ventures to potential investors today. They’d both agree that this is one of the most important days of their lives. This is the story of Jane and Joe... Jane was up until 4 a.m. putting the final touches on her deck. In fact, she spent the entire weekend fixed in her apartment, preparing the presentation. Joe, on the other hand, went to sleep last night at 11 p.m., as he does most nights of the week. What happens when Photoshop goes too far? SASKIA DE MELKER: ​When you don’t like those people or objects in the background, you just remove them.

What happens when Photoshop goes too far?

Using a filter, after the snap, to make a regular photo look vintage, is as easy as a mouse click. So is removing a light post that seems to be shooting out of someone’s head by using photoshop. Want a promotion? Cheer up and be on time. If you’ve ever lost out on a promotion you believed you deserved, it’s entirely possible that no one ever told you why (even if you asked).

Want a promotion? Cheer up and be on time

The answer may lie somewhere in a new survey of 2,175 managers, by CareerBuilder and Harris Poll, that says a “negative attitude” and chronic lateness are the main reasons people don’t get tapped for bigger jobs, cited by 62% of those surveyed. But it seems people do plenty of other things that sabotage their own advancement, like using salty language (51%), frequently leaving work early (49%), taking lots of sick days (49%), spreading office gossip (44%), and frittering away company time on personal social media sites (39%).

Moreover, even though many office dress codes have gotten more relaxed or disappeared altogether, getting promoted still means looking the part. More than one in four (27%) of these managers would hesitate to promote someone whose attire is “too casual” for the office. Why you need to take more risks at work. © Time Inc.

Why you need to take more risks at work

All rights reserved. is a part of the network of sites. Powered by VIP Email address or Password is incorrect Forgot Password? Want the Full Story? Privacy Policy. 5 skills employers want that you won’t see in a job ad. Ask senior executives in New York, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Seattle, Shanghai, Beijing or London what their biggest concern is and they will all tell you the same thing.

5 skills employers want that you won’t see in a job ad

It’s not capital, technology, regulatory changes or economic uncertainty. It’s talent. And not just talent generally, but talent possessing some specific soft skills beyond conventional business and engineering training. That was the answer leaders and key faculty from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California heard during three years of research, including in-depth interviews with C-Suite and senior executives from a broad range of industries and from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups.

That soft skills are in short supply isn’t news. Rise of the machines. ELON MUSK busies himself building other people’s futures.

Rise of the machines

10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today. Programmers are in high demand these days--their fluency in coding language is invaluable.

10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today

Knowing various programming languages is a no-brainer for engineers, but a basic understanding of the languages can benefit anyone, even if you're not looking to become a master coder. Grasping some general understanding of coding can help you make the right hires for your business needs, communicate better with the engineers on your team, and prevent any awkward misunderstandings (Ruby isn't a gem, and Java isn't an excellent cup of coffee). Plus, with the high salaries earned for coding, you might want to consider it for a future career move! So what do you need to know? Here are the 10 most popular programming languages: 1. Java is top pick as one of the most popular programming languages, used for building server-side applications to video games and mobile apps. 2. Python is a one-stop shop. Editor's Note: Looking for mobile app development solutions for your business?