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…

WebAuthn, the Road to Passwordless, and Other Considerations

Passwords. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with them. Security best practices and common sense tells us to pick unique, hard-to-guess passwords for every account, which makes management of them a pain, or leads to bad password habits like reusing them. Then there’s the inherent security of passwords, or rather, the insecurity of them. As…

Digital Skills for Humanitarian Aid: How Tech Can Help

Source: Habitat for Humanity FacebookMore than ever, NGOs are leveraging technology for humanitarian aid, often in some of the most remote areas in the world. And, increasingly, “for vulnerable communities, access to connectivity is becoming as important to a successful future as access to food, water, and shelter”. The nonprofit sector, like many…

The Account Takeover Grinch that Stole Christmas

This festive season is an exciting time for consumers, and offers huge profit potential for retailers. Holiday retail sales for 2018 are set to surge by 4.1% over the same period last year. In addition, e-commerce sales are predicted to climb by an impressive 16.2%! Merchants that capitalize on this sales opportunity could enjoy a large bonus…

Build vs. Buy: The Value of MFA Implementation Through APIs and SDKs

Developers need to make their cloud-native applications secure, which can demand a lot of resources and take their focus off the core functionality of an app. But building security into an app doesn’t need to be challenging or time-consuming. Leveraging APIs and SDKs means developers can strengthen an app while actually reducing their workload. By…

When Scaling IT, Knowing Where to Automate Is Key

Star Trek fans: It’s time for your IT department to boldly go where no IT department has gone before.... For years, the head of IT played the role of Scotty, the long-suffering engineer aboard Captain Kirk’s starship Enterprise. The job was to keep the engines running while the folks on the bridge came up with the strategy. As today’s companies…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO Is the Same as a Password Manager

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

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