Okta Releases FIPS 140-2 Validated Encryption in Okta Verify

Credential phishing is a real and growing threat, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an effective protection against it. The strength of MFA lies in its requirement to present additional valid factors, beyond a password, to gain access, thwarting would-be attackers. But not all factors are created equal. Some factors, like security questions…

3 Ways to Stop Account Takeovers Before They Begin

To put it bluntly, 2018 was a bad year for data security. Major consumer-facing corporations like Marriott and Facebook experienced some of the largest data breaches in history, exposing the data of millions of consumers. In total, 2018 saw an overall increase in compromised company records of 133% YoY, with an average of 291 records stolen every…

Understanding FIDO Standards: Your Go-To Guide

FIDO is an acronym that comes from the Latin fido, meaning ‘to trust’, which was popularised by Abraham Lincoln—who borrowed it to name his dog. It’s a fitting name for man’s best friend, and just as appropriate in the security world, where trust is key. A more technical reference, FIDO (Fast IDentity Online), emerged in 2012 and is backed by a…

The Connective Tissue: How APIs Drive Business Growth

Most of the pivotal developments in human history have facilitated better connection. From written language to the Gutenberg printing press, whenever we improve our communication, society as a whole leaps forward. In the digital era, the internet revolutionised our lives by enabling instant global communication. This paved the way for what could…

Navigating Privacy and Consent Laws: How Okta's CIAM Can Support You

Beginning on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became officially enforceable. This new regulation is now top of mind for any organisation storing and processing EU citizen data. Consumer-facing apps and sites are of particular sensitivity. The challenge is that while the GDPR provides guidelines for compliance, it is not…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO is Difficult to Deploy

At Okta, we are highly invested in sharing the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the fourth in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around single sign-on (SSO). See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO…

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