Bob Stevens, Vice President, Americas, Lookout
Bob Stevens has over two decades of experience collaborating with the federal community. He’s the industry’s leading expert on how to secure organizations beyond the office perimeter.
Tablets and smartphones have become essential tools for government employees, especially as they continue to telework and are modern endpoints organizations need to include in their security architecture. In this environment, mobile phishing encounter rates have increased from 17% at the end of 2019 to 40% during the first three months of 2020.
As an industry thought leader, Stevens is ensuring federal agencies and their partners think about security beyond the perimeter and mobile device management. It’s now more important than ever to deploy a comprehensive mobile security strategy that can detect and protect against threats especially when everyone is working outside the office and from their personal mobile devices. These are challenges the Defense Department contractors must overcome as they think about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.
Stevens and his team collaborated closely with federal agencies and has led Lookout to achieve Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Joint Advisory Board Provisional Authority to Operate certification. Lookout is the only mobile endpoint security solution to achieve this authorization, providing a seamless security solution for agencies in the cloud.
Cybersecurity is different now. As telework becomes permanent, federal agencies need security that works outside the office. Stevens understands these challenges and is committed to helping agencies adopt a zero-trust approach. Mobile devices have made it possible to work at home or on-the-go, but they also bypass the traditional security measures tethered to the office. With zero trust, the security solution will constantly monitor the device’s health to ensure it’s free of compromise before allowing it to connect to the organization’s data.