Cyber Security Advocate: Meet Nicole Cato

Organizations today face increasingly diverse and sophisticated cyber threats. This work is bigger than any one entity; it forms part of a collaborative global initiative to make the internet a safer place. For Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re going behind the scenes with some of Okta’s Cyber Security Advocates, a talented group of…

Cyber Security Awareness Month: 4 Ways to Participate

We live in a world of modern digital companies and users have never had so much freedom. We can build anything with cloud apps and services. We can work from anywhere. Learn from anywhere. Shop and surf from anywhere, on any device. But so can the bad guys. What is Cyber Security Awareness Month? Back in 2004 when more of the global interactions…

Take it From a Global Marketing Leader: Identity Matters

“Hello, give me your name, address, shoe size, motorcycle and boots.” Now, we can all agree that approaching a first date like you’re the Terminator is not going to go very well. No one likes to be bombarded with personal questions as soon as they sit down — let alone by a stranger they’ve just met. Yet this is how most brands approach those first…

The Business Value of Customer Identity: IDC Survey

Technology simplifies things. Think about your smartphone. With a few taps of its screen, you can eliminate the drudgery of everyday life, like cooking and cleaning. It provides instant access to information you need, like commute times and stock prices.  Identity is another example of a modern approach. Today, strategies around your customer…

Winning Strategies for the Modern CMO

As a chief marketing officer, I’m obsessed with creating a great customer experience. From the moment someone discovers our brand, and hopefully continuing through a lifetime of loyalty, I want to build a unique, exceptional relationship with each of our customers.  That’s never been easy. But these days it’s more challenging than ever because the…

MFA Fatigue: A Growing Security Concern

The internet has never faced so much existential risk from people who want to harm companies and their users. While many organizations understand that there’s a link between identity and security, few fully grasp how foundational identity is to a modern security strategy. Organizations with gaps in their identity security are significantly more at…

Okta Passkey Management: A New Feature Flag

Apple recently announced support for Multi Device FIDO credentials - also called passkeys. Passkeys allow users a passwordless login to all of their iOS and macOS devices. Passkeys provide a better user experience across websites and apps, and enhance security by virtue of being a standards-based technology that–unlike passwords–is resistant to…

The Benefits of Identity Federation for U.S. Government Agencies

Imagine a scenario where an employee at the United States Department of Health and Human Services is working on a cross-agency project with staff at the Department of Commerce and the State Department.  Employees from the three agencies work together, share research and documents, and draft reports using common collaboration tools. All of the…

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