How Secure is Your VPN?

Operating a corporate VPN solution can be expensive, and sometimes feel like navigating a minefield. With high stakes and a confusing sea of available solutions, mistakes are frequent and costly. Your VPN is a critical layer of defense in your corporate network, and intrusion can have serious consequences. Take the Target and Home Depot breaches…

Identity in the News – Week of April 23, 2018

Selections from the top news items this week in the world of identity and application security. Facebook Has Hosted Stolen Identities and Social Security Numbers for Years From Motherboard: The social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people are being advertised and sold on Facebook. The…

5 Experiences Security Experts Shouldn’t Miss at Oktane18

Oktane18, Okta’s annual customer conference, is coming up fast, and we’re looking forward to joining our customers and partners in Las Vegas to network and learn from each other. With an amazing lineup of guest and keynote speakers, sessions led by security industry peers, opportunities for training, and a kickass party, there’s something for…

Security Innovation + Collaboration to Keep Threats at Bay

Millions of people rely on Okta to connect them to the technologies and services that enable them to do their most important work — and as a result, we make every decision with our customers in mind. How do we implement cutting-edge security solutions to manage our customers’ technology risks and keep their identities secure? It’s clear we’re not…

Identity in the News – Week of April 16, 2018

Selections from the top news items this week in the world of identity and application security. Mastercard Files Patent To Use Blockchain To Protect Identity Data From PYMTS: Mastercard has filed a patent that reveals it might utilize blockchain as a way to protect identity data. The application, which was originally filed in September 2017 and…

Oktane 101: Tips for Networking, Note-Taking, and Smart Agendas

Conferences can be intense, but that's what makes them so worthwhile. Instead of doing classes and modules over several months, a conference gives you tons of new insights, know-how, and networking opportunities with peers and professionals jam-packed into a few rewarding days. That’s what Oktane sets out to do each year — and Oktane18 is no…

Security + Machine Learning: It’s No Silver Bullet

Gartner currently lists machine learning at the top of its hype cycle. The market is awash with products that claim to have built a better mousetrap, that better solve common problems. While the promise of machine learning is proven, what does this new approach hold for cybersecurity? Is this a silver bullet or just more lead? Even today, spam…

Is Passwordless Authentication Actually Secure?

Passwords are frustrating. We know they should be unique, but then they’re hard to remember. We know they should be complex, but then they’re even harder to remember and painful to create. Password managers mostly solve the problem for those savvy enough to use them and determined enough to set them up, but for the majority of the population, it’s…

It’s a New World with WebAuthn: Passwordless Authentication Goes Primetime

The vision of a secure, passwordless experience on the web has long been on the minds of security professionals and password-fatigued users. An open standard called Web Authentication (or “WebAuthn”) is rapidly progressing towards achieving that vision after hitting a major milestone this week. Specifically, on April 10 the World Wide Web…

Identity in the News – Week of April 9, 2018

Selections from the top news items this week in the world of identity and application security. How blockchain could solve the internet privacy problem From ComputerWorld: Fintech firms, software makers, telecom providers and other businesses have joined forces develop a blockchain-based network that will enable anyone to exchange digital…

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