Customer identity importance reaches new heights in Australia

From customers making online purchases to corporate partners and contractors accessing digital resources, digital identity is an increasingly important part of any business today. This is particularly the case in Australia where the digital economy accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many Australians turning online for healthcare, work,…

Okta Concludes its Investigation Into the January 2022 Compromise

We have concluded our investigation into the January 2022 compromise of our third-party vendor. At the outset of our investigation, we focused on a five-day window of time, between January 16 and 21, when the third-party forensic firm, engaged by our vendor Sitel, indicated that the threat actor had access to their environment. Based on that…

Okta’s Investigation of the January 2022 Compromise

This update was posted at 8:50 AM, Pacific Time. ++ On March 22, 2022, nearly 24 hours ago, a number of screenshots were published online that were taken from a computer used by one of Okta’s third-party customer support engineers. The sharing of these screenshots is embarrassing for myself and the whole Okta team.  In this post, I want to provide…

Updated Okta Statement on LAPSUS$

This update was posted at 6:31 PM, Pacific Time. ++ As we shared earlier today, we are conducting a thorough investigation into the recent LAPSUS$ claims and any impact on our valued customers. The Okta service is fully operational, and there are no corrective actions our customers need to take.   After a thorough analysis of these claims, we have…

Okta Official Statement on LAPSUS$ Claims

In late January 2022, Okta detected an attempt to compromise the account of a third party customer support engineer working for one of our subprocessors. The matter was investigated and contained by the subprocessor. We believe the screenshots shared online are connected to this January event. Based on our investigation to date, there is no…

9 Steps to Create a Security Program on a Budget

In today’s threat landscape, a good security posture is needed to protect your business and your customers from potential cyberattacks. But when you’re on a shoestring budget, that’s easier said than done. So how can you get a good security posture without having to dedicate much of your already limited resources? Here are a few points to consider…

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