How Adaptive MFA Helps with Mitigating Brute-Force Attacks

Before public cloud services, computing infrastructure was expensive, hosted on-premises, and reserved for big enterprises and universities. Now, anyone with a credit card can access an unlimited supply of cloud apps and computing power. While cloud services offer many benefits, the accessibility of the cloud has also made identity attacks…

One-Minute Webinar: Top Trends in CIAM

We recently delivered a webinar featuring Gartner research on the latest trends impacting customer identity and access management (CIAM). Gartner’s Research Vice President Mary Ruddy presented findings from her March 2018 research, Top 5 Trends in CIAM Solution Design. Discussion in the webinar included the challenges organisations face in keeping…

What Could a Passwordless Workplace Look Like?

Passwords have been a constant throughout our digital “coming of age”. As we’ve moved from desktops to smartphones, from on-premises infrastructure to cloud services, we’ve all relied on passwords to access and safeguard our data and resources. Passwords are so deeply ingrained into our web apps and accounts, it can be challenging to imagine…

A Data Breach Risk Assessment Checklist

When it comes to data security, there’s no such thing as too big to fail. Chances are, if you’ve switched on the news recently you’ve heard of at least one high-profile data breach. Perhaps of even greater concern is that a few large organisations have fallen victim to multiple data breaches in the past few years. This is a surefire sign that…

A Tool to Strengthen Your Password Manager

Password managers, such as Okta Browser Plugin can defend against phishing attacks. However, to prevent the compromise of passwords, password managers need to be hardened against attacks that confuse them into misidentifying websites. To help achieve this, the Okta Research and Exploitation team (REX) has created a tool, hack_url_re, to…

Off the Beaten Path: How Okta Supports MFA on LDAP in the Cloud

Okta provides an LDAP interface in the cloud (great for hybrid IT and hybrid cloud deployments). The interface does not require an agent on-premises and supports Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) over LDAP—even though the LDAP protocol doesn't natively support MFA. In this blog post, I’ll explain why and how Okta does it. Okta LDAP interface:…

Okta + Yubico: Because Every User Is a Potential Target

The most critical security threats facing enterprises today are attacks targeted at user credentials. The average number of credential theft incidents has tripled over the past two years, and today, 81% of all hacking-related breaches leverage either stolen and/or weak passwords. Using passwords alone as a means of defence for organisations simply…

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