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New Lookout global channel program ensures everyone has access to endpoint-to-cloud security

I’m excited to announce the launch of our new global channel partner program. Based on feedback from our partners, this new program will accelerate the growth of our global reach with exclusive benefits, comprehensive education, sales support and marketing resources.

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When legit apps turn malicious. (It happens more often than you think.)

A popular Android app Barcode Scanner was recently found to be infected with adware. After an update in late 2020, it started pushing advertising to users without warning. The QR code scanning app has been on the Google Play Store for years with over 10 million downloads and a high rating from users. So what happened? This actually happens pretty often.

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The Future of Cloud-delivered Security: Lookout Acquires CipherCloud

Today Lookout announced that we’ve acquired CipherCloud, a leading cloud-native security company that operates in the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) market. The combination will create the industry’s first company capable of providing an integrated endpoint-to-cloud security solution.

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On-prem or Cloud? Lessons from the Microsoft Exchange Attack

As I’m writing this blog, malicious actors are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange Server software. These were zero-day exploits, which means that even organizations that were diligent in their patching were vulnerable. So far the estimates are that more than 60,000 organizations have been compromised.

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Why We Need More Women in Cybersecurity

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and the upcoming Day of Shecurity conference on March 23, I guest hosted the Lookout podcast Endpoint Enigma for an episode. I enlisted the support of my colleague Victoria Mosby to share our experiences navigating the cybersecurity sector. In addition to working as a federal sales engineer at Lookout, Victoria is also an active member of the Lookout Foundation and the Day of Shecurity initiative.

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Top Three Threats Facing US Government Employees Amid Telework

We’re all familiar with what happened in 2020. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, organizations worldwide were forced to send their workforces home. Along with the private sector, federal, state and local government agencies and departments across the United States implemented telework programs. Now that we’ve been living with telework for a year now, I wanted to understand how it has affected the government sector.

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Ensure Everyday is Data Privacy Day

It’s no secret that the world has become more dependent on mobile technology. We can now pay our bills, shop for groceries and share photos with family with the tap of a finger. But this also means that our personal data is now more exposed than ever. On the bright side, we are collectively becoming more conscious about data privacy. In 2020, TikTok kick started an unexpected global discussion about what data apps collect and how they are used.

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Mobile Security Best Practices for Law Firms

I write a lot about how organizations can secure their workers as they start using tablets and smartphones more for work. The truth is, the legal professional has been ahead of that curve for years. Even before smartphones were introduced over a decade ago, lawyers, paralegals and legal staff were already using cellphones to stay on top of case work. Now, with smartphones and tablets, your law firm’s staff can do everything they used to do in an office from wherever they go.

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Be The Master of Your Encryption Keys

Over the past decade, we’ve seen a massive shift towards relying on cloud technologies for everything we do, from watching TV shows and movies to sharing photos. Organizations have done the same. To increase efficiency and availability, they have moved their data and workloads to the cloud. But in a world of expanding threats, it has become necessary to implement additional layers of security for cloud data, applications and services to ensure privacy remains a top priority.