Kevin Mahaffey

Co Founder & CTO

Kevin Mahaffey began building (and breaking) software at eight years old and it has been a love affair ever since. Currently, he is CTO and Founder of Lookout. Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, Lookout is a cybersecurity company that protects mobile devices for tens of millions of individuals and more than 150 enterprises globally. An active investor, Kevin has invested in more than 50 startups, focusing on enterprise software and technology-driven transformation of large markets. When he’s not helping build startups, he’s an avid kitesurfer, photographer, and snowboarder.

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| Executives
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...

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| Researchers
August 7, 2015
Hacking a Tesla Model S: What we found and what we learned

With connected automobiles, the stakes for getting security right have never been higher. “What’s the worst that could happen?” is a lot more serious when you’re talking about a computer that can travel 100+ MPH. When an industry without experience...

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| Researchers
August 6, 2015
The new assembly line: 3 best practices for building (secure) connected cars

Connected cars are about to change the auto industry’s assembly line. Vehicles are becoming computers on wheels and now have more in common with your laptop than they do the Model T. Just as smartphones have supplanted non-Internet-connected...

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