Fintech — Securely Disrupting How we Bank

Financial technology (fintech) is one of the hottest categories of tech, and a major disruptor in banking and financial services. Billion-dollar valuation companies such as Stripe, Sofi and Square are competing with traditional financial institutions, and winning. And while these old-world companies have been taken by surprise, they are adapting…

The Evolution of Zero Trust: Next Gen Access

The Zero Trust security framework was first developed by John Kindervag in 2009 while he was at Forrester Research. Zero Trust challenged the traditional security model of a firewall forming a perimeter between a trusted internal network and an untrusted external one. This security approach breaks down if a threat actor is able to penetrate that…

A Secure Investment: Okta for Financial Services

We know that the cloud is fast becoming the main hub of business and commerce in today's world. Yet many financial services firms have been lagging behind when it comes to adopting cloud technologies. As Nasdaq CIO Bradley Peterson points out, today's cloud systems are actually more secure than the majority of company firewalls. Many of these…

Making Our Mark in EMEA: A Day in the Life of Myriah Thompson

Ever received an email from Okta or attended an Okta-hosted event in EMEA? Chances are Myriah Thompson, regional marketing manager at Okta, was behind it. Myriah is responsible for creating demand through strategic programs throughout the EMEA region. Read on to see how she does it and get a peek into #lifeatOkta in our London office! How did you…

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 defense for organizations simply…

API Security in the Wild

“[Company] suffers data breach, millions of customer affected” Everybody has seen this headline multiple times. Most recently, it was T-Mobile, but in the last three years that has also been Instagram, Facebook, Tinder, Air Canada, Panera, the IRS, and the most devastating of all, Equifax. Those are just the ones we know about. Luckily, the T…

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