Lookout News

February 12, 2016

Adversaries & ultrasound scanners: A Q&A with Lookout’s new VP of Security Research on his first day

mike-murrayWe’re thrilled to announce Michael Murray, a security industry research veteran, has joined Lookout to head up our Security Research and Response looking to focus on novel research and making the most out of our machine intelligence to knock out commodity and advanced/targeted malware.

Mike brings a huge wealth of security knowledge after serving as the director of product-development security at GE. Many of you already know Mike, but we wanted to give him a chance to talk about his plans in his own words:

February 10, 2016

Lookout commits to growth in Europe with new Netherlands office & partnerships

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We’re pleased to announce the opening of Lookout’s Netherlands office, the company’s second in EMEA, serving as a hub for Lookout’s Northern Europe development.

The team is already having great success in the region, as led by Lookout EMEA’s Dutch native and former President of Intel Security EMEA, Gert-Jan Schenk. With a focus on building out business and securing local, strategic partnerships across the consumer and enterprise mobility and security space we’ve secured regional partners including the distributor Exclusive Networks along with channel partners BLAUD, Dahvo, Fondo, mITE Systems, and mobco.

The Netherlands is a key market for Lookout’s EMEA expansion. It’s is one of the most developed markets for mobile with a high density of mobile usage.

Read more in our press release here.

February 6, 2016

Employee Spotlight: Heinzel Factora on coordinating programs, people, and major products

In this series we’re highlighting some of our awesome employees and the work they do. In their own words, you’ll hear about our employees biggest wins, favorite moments, and reasons for doing what they do. Interested in starting a career at Lookout? Check out our open jobs.

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Heinzel Factora
Staff Technical Program Manager
January 26, 2016

Creating a culture of giving back

The team at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in 2015. The team at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in 2015.

It’s been almost two years since I moved from Boston to San Francisco to take on the CEO role here at Lookout. Of course, I expected some level of culture shock after spending the first 30 years of my career on the east coast. Still, I was unprepared for how different this city is. I quickly learned to substitute face-to-face customer experiences with a few clicks of an app for my most routine activities, including ordering weekly groceries from Amazon, take out from Postmates, and virtually everything else from Google Express. And, of course, Uber is now my primary means of transportation.

January 25, 2016

Roasting RSA: Join us for a night of laughter & real talk on all things security

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Sometimes it’s better to laugh at yourself. Come join Lookout and a cast of security heavyweights at RSA as we roast the security industry while touching on the legitimate problems the world is facing from cyber-foes today.

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January 22, 2016

Culture-builder: The history and the future of the Lookout Hackathon


Hackathons are in Lookout’s blood.

We first started holding Hackathons when we were a third of our size, aspiring to get the creative juice flowing across teams. Today, the Hackathon spans two-days in which employees leave the comfort of their teams and enter collaborations with new coworkers, serving in new roles. An engineer may become a product manager; a designer may use their skills in web development, all building awesome projects that oftentimes really do end up in Lookout’s products.

It’s one of our favorite times of year and this year, we wanted to highlight our Hackathon leaders: Namhee Koo, our current Hackathon coordinator, and David Richardson, the guy who started it all 4 years ago.

Hear from them why the hackathon is so key to Lookout’s culture, where it’s headed, and all the goofy stuff in between:

January 13, 2016

Channel bets on mobile security: Lookout & Ingram Micro team up to protect the enterprise

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Emerging technologies are not often adopted by the channel, but Lookout’s enterprise mobility solutions have made the cut. Today, Lookout is excited to announce a strategic alliance with channel-heavyweight Ingram Micro, opening the door that connects our products to the customers who need them most even wider.

December 18, 2015

Employee Spotlight: Alex Gladd on working both engineering and sales at the same time

In this series we’re highlighting some of our awesome employees and the work they do. In their own words, you’ll hear about our employees biggest wins, favorite moments, and reasons for doing what they do. Interested in starting a career at Lookout? Check out our open jobs.

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November 23, 2015

Looking forward and looking back: Lookout’s Cybersecurity Predictions

About this time each year, cybersecurity pundits cast predictions for what issues will make headlines in the year to come. We’ve certainly contributed our fair share.

Instead of assessing what the next 365 days will bring—an arbitrary timeframe, if you ask me—we’re looking forward with a three year rolling window. We’ll re-examine every year, highlighting what we’re still bullish on, and where our predictions no longer seem likely.

November 13, 2015

Employee Spotlight: Ben Smith on fighting the 2am fire alarm and being a chef

In this series we’re highlighting some of our awesome employees and the work they do. In their own words, you’ll hear about our employees biggest wins, favorite moments, and reasons for doing what they do. Interested in starting a career at Lookout? Check out our open jobs.

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