Lookout's John Hering has found a back door into enterprise network security: mobile devices.
His admiration seems fitting, given that both men thrive off challenging the status quo: One stretches the creative boundaries of walls and bridges; the other hacks into electronics to figure out how to protect them. When Hering, 30, co-founded Lookout in 2007 with University of Southern California classmates Kevin Mahaffey and James Burgess, they bet that consumers would use their PCs less as mobile devices advanced by leaps and bounds. Fast-forward six years: Now more than 45 million smartphone users run Lookout's free security app to retrieve lost devices and back up data. (The app also comes preloaded on many T-Mobile devices.)
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