Reflections on Security: Looking Ahead

As we continue deeper into 2022, facing many of the challenges we saw in 2021 (see Reflections on Security: Looking Back at 2021), optimism may seem difficult. How do we know the next evolution of identity and security practices will be enough? And this time of year always sees a flurry of predictions on what trends will emerge and what should be…

Reflections on Security: Looking Back at 2021

As we exited a difficult 2020, we did so with lessons and learnings we were hoping would guide us better in 2021. There was a new focus towards a hybrid working environment that was also secure. This shift required a modernization of infrastructures, the adoption of new technologies, and innovative ways to automate, orchestrate, and reduce overall…

Is Establishing a Robust IAM Practice Tactical or Strategic?

Verizon’s 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report found that privilege abuse is still the leading cause of breaches today. As cyber-attacks targeting identity (such as business email compromise or phishing) have become more sophisticated and numerous, many organizations are increasing their focus and budgets to combat them using Identity and Access…

Cyber Security Advocate: Meet Chris Niggel

As the ongoing dialogue on threats, standards, and best practices continues to drive awareness of cyber security issues, we noticed something slipping under the radar: the contributions of security professionals working behind the scenes to stay ahead of the curve. To us, cyber security means people, and we’re celebrating the Cyber Security…

Okta Is Proud to Participate in the New CrowdXDR Alliance

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and the past few weeks have accelerated this awareness into mainstream consciousness. Facebook experienced an outage, Twitch suffered a major data breach, and Syniverse quietly revealed a 5-year data breach. It has become starkly evident that organizations need to invest in cyber security solutions, but…

Cyber Security Advocate: Meet Annybell Villarroel

As the ongoing dialogue on threats, standards, and best practices continues to drive awareness of cyber security issues, we noticed something slipping under the radar: the contributions of security professionals working behind the scenes to stay ahead of the curve. To us, cyber security means people, and we’re celebrating the Cyber Security…

Cyber Security Advocates: Meet Jameeka Green Aaron

As the ongoing dialogue on threats, standards, and best practices continues to drive awareness of cyber security issues, we noticed something slipping under the radar: the contributions of security professionals working behind the scenes to stay ahead of the curve. To us, cyber security means people, and we’re celebrating the Cyber Security…

Advocates for Change for Cyber Security Awareness Month

The pandemic has prompted massive changes. Over the past 18 months, we’ve adapted and adjusted, implemented new processes and tools, and are acclimating to a “new normal.” While we’ve embraced an entirely new way to work, there is also a spotlight on how to do so securely. But the prevalence of vulnerabilities, exploits, and breaches is not new…