In 2004, Lookout founders John Hering, Kevin Mahaffey, and James Burgess discovered a security vulnerability involving Bluetooth signals and Nokia mobile phones. When Nokia downplayed the significance of the security hole, the three of them took action.
They created the Blue Sniper, a gun-shaped microphone that could pull in Bluetooth signals from 1.2 miles away. Hering and Mahaffey then pointed their gun at the 2005 Academy Awards, hacking sensitive phone data from hundreds of movie stars to illustrate the importance of mobile security. They happened upon a team from the New York Times, who brought our story to the world.
Ever since, Lookout has taken a mobile-first approach to security. Today, Lookout protects mobility for some of the world's largest enterprises, critical government agencies, and tens of millions of individuals worldwide. We've achieved this by partnering with leaders in the mobile ecosystem globally, and we're only getting started.
At Lookout, we're laser-focused on creating mobile-first, cloud-first products not just for IT administrators and CISOs, but individuals as well. The promise of secure mobility is now a reality—the basis for trust in a world without data borders.
Lookout is proud to be included on the Forbes 2017 Cloud 100 list. The list is produced by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures and features the top 100 companies leading the cloud technology revolution worldwide.
Our leaders aren't just building Lookout. They're building the mobile security industry. The leadership team at Lookout brings insight from decades of experience at world-class technology companies and an entrepreneurial passion for growing Lookout on a global scale.
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