| Executives July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017

Lookout and Google give talk on Pegasus and Lipizzan at Black Hat USA 2017 [UPDATED]

By Lookout

Microphone at conference

UPDATE 7/26/2017: Today Google released a blog about its discovery of sophisticated surveillanceware called Lipizzan. Details will be shared publicly in today's Black Hat talk "Fighting targeted malware in the mobile ecosystem" by Google's Megan Ruthven and Andrew Blaich, security researcher at Lookout. The talk begins at 5:05PM today at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Lookout and Google announced discovery of Pegasus for Android (Chrysaor) in April and will provide an in-depth look at it during the talk. In the investigation of Pegasus for Android (Chrysaor), Google discovered a new, unrelated malware family called Lipizzan. The Lipizzan code contains references to another cyber arms dealer called Equus Technologies, believed to be responsible for the malware found on less than 100 victims' devices.

Lookout customers are protected from this threat.

Some of the most intelligent minds in our community head to Vegas in July to learn about the growing sophistication of malware, new targeted threats, security strategies that work, vulnerabilities, and much more. You can find some of the most valuable conversations happening at Black Hat and BSides.

In the last few years mobile has grown as a significant topic of conversation at these conferences. This year, there are two talks that are must-sees for any enterprise security professional:

"Fight targeted malware in the mobile ecosystem"

Who: Megan Ruthven, Software Engineer, Google Inc. and Andrew Blaich, Security Researcher, Lookout
When: Wednesday, July 26 from 5:05pm - 5:30pm
Where: Black Hat, Mandalay Bay AB
Check out the talk page and conference schedule here.

Andrew and Megan will give an in-depth look at Pegasus for Android, or what Google calls "Chrysaor." Pegasus for Android is the sister to Pegasus, a sophisticated, persistent mobile attack against high-value targets on iOS.

In this talk you will get a side-by-side comparison of each version of Pegasus, as well as how we discovered Pegasus for Android, including the methodology and techniques used to detect it.

"Hacking is easy, hiring is hard: managing security people"

Who: Mike Murray, VP of Security Research, Lookout
When: Wednesday, July 26 10:00am - 10:55am
Where: BSides, Hire Ground (Florentine B)
Check out the talk page and conference schedule here.

After managing security teams for over 20 years, Mike knows how difficult it is to not only hire people, but to also manage them. In this talk, Mike discussing the challenges of managing security professionals and gives tips on how to recruit and hire the best people for your team.

This is a necessary talk for anyone looking to build a security team, make their security team more successful, or finding new talent to add to an existing team.

Interested in meeting with a Lookout representative at Black Hat to discuss your business' mobile security needs or get an invite to our invite-only event? Contact us today.