Kristy Edwards

Director, Product Management - Security




Kristy Edwards is a recognized thought leader in cybersecurity, information risk and privacy. She has led cybersecurity and data privacy discussions with technical audiences and government authorities in the US, the EU and Africa. She is a co-inventor of US patents in database security. Kristy joined Lookout in 2015 as Director of Product Management for Security Intelligence. Recognizing mobile as the new endpoint and as both a top enabler and risk for enterprises and government, she’s merged her interests in security and mobile. Kristy has built Information Security and Data Privacy teams in enterprise software, Cloud and HealthIT organizations. She has been an advisor on product development, information risk and architecture, and has served on cybersecurity advisory boards. Her career started in mobile, holding positions at Psion (Symbian) in San Francisco and London -- long before happily returning to mobile in joining Lookout.

Kristy Edwards's posts


| Researchers
March 27, 2017
Mobile Safari scareware campaign thwarted

Apple released an update to iOS (10.3) changing how Mobile Safari handles JavaScript pop-ups after Lookout discovers scammers using the functionality to execute a scareware campaign.

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| Researchers
September 16, 2016
Four spyware apps removed from Google Play

Through close collaboration with an enterprise customer, Lookout identified Overseer, a piece of spyware we found in four apps live on the Google Play store.The malware was also injected as a trojan in Russian and European News applications for...

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| Researchers
July 6, 2016
A spike in Shedun, also known as HummingBad

Shedun is trojanized adware that roots Android devices, masquerading as legitimate apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Okta’s enterprise single sign-on app.

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