The ACSC Essential Eight: Delivering MFA for all Australians

Australian government agencies will soon be expected to apply multi-factor authentication (MFA) to the digital services they provide to the Australian public, as part of a substantive overhaul to the ACSC’s Essential Eight Maturity Model. The Essential Eight is a set of priority controls agencies are expected to implement to mitigate cyber…

Inside T-Mobile’s Zero Trust Security Architecture

Never trust, always verify: it’s the Zero Trust principle that’s become intrinsic to how organizations build security. And modern identity sits at the heart of Zero Trust, making it easier and more efficient to assess, monitor, and grant access appropriately. Many companies are still beginning their Zero Trust journey, but T-Mobile is not your…

What Is an Identity Platform?

An identity platform is a modern solution for managing the identities of users and devices in a centralized fashion. It enables organizations to securely authorize workforce and customer users to access their ecosystem using access management tools, programmable components, integrations, and platform services. Today’s organizations have a wide…

We See Decentralized Identity in Our Future

Identity and access management is always changing. And as our personal and professional lives become increasingly connected, the risk of data breaches and privacy infringement is always growing. It’s why many regulators, organizations, and individuals are turning their attention to decentralized identity, an approach that gives people more control…

Founders in Focus: Adam Markowitz of Drata

Welcome to our Founders in Focus series, where each month we highlight one of the founders of Okta Ventures’ portfolio companies. You’ll learn more about them and how they work with Okta. This month, we’re hearing from Adam Markowitz, co-founder and CEO at Drata. What is Drata and what is your mission? Drata provides companies with the world’s…

DonorsChoose + Okta: Investing in Classrooms, Increasing Organizational Security, and Developing Talent

I graduated from college in 2019 and was set on finding a job in the social good sector where I could combine my technical skills with mission-driven, equity-forward work. I wanted to combine my past experience working in the nonprofit space with my newfound love of computer science, but finding the right fit was a challenge. Then I found…

Why 3 Companies Moved Away from Active Directory

With ever-growing networks of employees, contractors, and partners working remotely across devices, organizations are trading Microsoft Active Directory (AD) for Okta Universal Directory (UD). Why? Because UD can easily keep up with companies’ evolving directory and access management needs. Impossible? Read this infographic to see how AD was…

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