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Vodafone Bundles Lookout with Google Workspace to Protect Small Businesses

Even before working from anywhere became the norm, organizations of every size were already becoming more reliant on mobile devices and productivity apps. But this reliance has also opened users, devices and data up to more risk. This is why we are thrilled to see our friends at Vodafone offering a new bundle for small businesses that brings together Lookout for Small Business mobile security and Google Workspace, a suite of collaboration and productivity apps by Google.

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Lookout contributes to 2022 Verizon MSI With Mobile and Cloud Security Insights

One of the best ways to stay up to date on how mobile devices affect your organization's security is by reading the Mobile Security Index (MSI) by Verizon. Lookout is a long-time contributor to the report, including the 2022 edition that was just published. This year’s MSI is especially interesting, as it dives deeper into the interconnectivity that now exists between endpoint devices and cloud applications.

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Higher Ed Campuses Have Digitized: Protecting Sensitive Data Requires a Unified Approach

Higher education institutions have long been subjected to ransomware and other cyber attacks, which has had a huge impact on their operations. In 2020 alone, ransomware attacks affected nearly 1,700 U.S. schools, colleges and universities – which is an increase of 100% over the previous year. The average cost of these attacks were $2.73 million in downtime, repairs and lost opportunities.

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Protecting Sensitive and Regulated Data in University and Government Healthcare Systems Requires a Unified Approach

Cyberattacks targeting university and government healthcare facilities are on the rise. In the first four months of 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center tracked a total of 82 ransomware incidents targeting the healthcare sector, with nearly 60% of them affecting the U.S. market. The impact has been devastating.

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Compounding Complexities: Keeping Current in a Changing Cybersecurity Landscape

On the latest episode of the Security Soapbox podcast, I spoke with Ramy Houssaini, Chief Cyber and Technology Risk Officer at BNP Paribas, about the challenges Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) face in an increasingly complex digital landscape. Change happens quickly in the cloud, and many organizations are faced with the issue of evolving their security strategy at the same pace. This ends up leaving sensitive apps and data vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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Seamless path to Zero Trust for Texas: Lookout Receives TX-RAMP Level 2 Certification

Here at Lookout we have a long tradition of supporting the cybersecurity requirements of all levels of government in the U.S. This is why I’m thrilled to announce that we have received a Level 2 certification, the highest tier of authorization, from the Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program (TX-RAMP).

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What is Lockdown Mode for iOS and iPadOS and why should I care?

Apple recently announced a new feature in its upcoming iOS and iPadOS called Lockdown Mode. The aim is to protect users such as corporate executives, government officials, journalists, activists and other users that are likely targets of sophisticated surveillanceware. The goal of Lockdown Mode is to restrict certain device capabilities that spyware has exploited in the past in order to reduce the attack surface on Apple devices.

Remote Users - Protect Confidential Information

Greater care should be taken when transferring corporate data onto a remote user's managed endpoint. Certain types of data often require greater levels of authorization to leave the confines of the organization and managed app. When trying to download confidential information, we want to reverify the user's identity with step-up authentication. When the file is downloaded, in addition to file encryption, we also want to add a watermark and redact the confidential information.

Remote Users - Protection from Internet-Based Threats

When working remotely, users are susceptible to Internet-based threats like phishing and malware. With the Lookout Security Service Edge (SSE) platform, organizations can prevent the loss of personal information and the installation of malware by assessing each link a user tries to access, regardless of what doc or app contains the link.