| Executives June 20, 2019


June 20, 2019

Deploying mobile threat defense for U.S. House of Representatives

By Bob Stevens

In 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives took steps to protect members of Congress and staff from cyber threats by implementing mobile threat defense solutions from Lookout.

John Ramsey, former CISO, U.S. House of Representatives, now CISO, National Student Clearinghouse, played a key role in driving this implementation. He recently discussed the range of current mobile threats that drove the need to seek a mobile security solution at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019.

Ramsey was joined by ourChief Strategy Officer, Aaron Cockerill, in a presentation titled, “Lookout: Why National Student Clearinghouse and U.S. House Deployed Mobile Threat Defense.”

During the session, Cockerill discussed how everyone works outside of the traditional corporate perimeter in the new post-perimeter world, and why the rules have changed when it comes to mobile threat protection. He also explained why mobile devices are wrongly considered more safe than PCs, stating that  the attacks on mobile are different, often evolving from Nation State espionage. The reality is that there is real prevalence of serious malware (by industry vertical) on mobile – far higher than what’s seen on PCs today.

What's more, Ramsey shared with the audience why he chose to use mobile threat protection solutions from Lookout for both the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Student Clearinghouse.

If you were not able to attend this session, you can learn more about Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security and why customers choose Lookout here.

About the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2019 features programs focusing on key topics such as business continuity management, cloud security, privacy, securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and the chief information security officer (CISO) role. Gartner analysts will explain the latest information on new threats to enable digital business in a world of escalating risk.


Author

Bob Stevens,
Vice President, Federal Sales