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Leading Shark Talks Cyber Security
Friday, July 28, 2017 6:45 AM

Robert Herjavec at World CU Conference

ABC’s Shark Tank Robert Herjavec Shares Wisdom

Robert Herjavec, founder of Herjavec Group, a global leader in information security and a leading shark on ABC television network’s show Shark Tank, addressed delegates at the general session at the World Credit Union Conference in Vienna, Austria, on Tuesday, July 25. Herjavec shared his insight and experiences on rising cyber security threats.

“Risk is very hard because it can be really scary. Without risk and innovation, you cease to become relevant,” said Herjavec who shared personal stories on risk taking, the drive to succeed and lessons learned from his family’s success and what was gained in joining a “much more personal credit union versus a huge, nameless bank” for a better quality of life.

Herjavec also highlighted the increasing risk of potential security breaches we face personally and professionally daily arising from the fast-moving technology industry. “You can get a lot of customers on the internet but if you have a security breach, customers can easily leave you and go elsewhere,” he warned. “Customer loyalty doesn’t exist anymore unless it’s value added.”

The 2017 World Credit Union Conference runs through 26 July. Follow conference activities, including daily event photos, on Facebook and Twitter with #WCUC2017.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 60,657 credit unions in 109 countries serve 223,000,000 people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at