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Chris Niggel

Chris Niggel

Senior Director, Compliance & Assurance

Chris is currently the Senior Director of Security and Compliance at Okta, where he is responsible for corporate compliance, application assessments, and responding to customer security inquiries.  

Prior to Okta, Chris spent 6 years leading the adoption of Cloud Technologies at LinkedIn. He is also an active member of the Northern California ski community, where he volunteers with the Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol performing search and rescue, and teaching ski mountaineering and outdoor survival.

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How Okta Lifecycle Management Can Help with Audit and Compliance

At Okta, we run compliance differently. Most organizations place compliance under either the legal or finance team, who don’t work with their security team to ensure those controls are implemented effectively. At Okta, we use security to drive compliance.

Compliance is complex and regulations are a moving target, with...

Okta Releases FIPS 140-2 Validated Encryption in Okta Verify

Credential phishing is a real and growing threat, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an effective protection against it. The strength of MFA lies in its requirement to present additional valid factors, beyond a password, to gain access, thwarting would-be attackers. But not all factors are created equal.

Some factors,...

How Okta Helps You Comply with PCI-DSS 3.2

As organizations continue to move critical services into the cloud, having strong, centralized identity becomes the foundation of a holistic security strategy. Continuing our efforts to support customers who use Okta to protect Cardholder Data Environments, we are pleased to announce that Okta has released a PCI-DSS Attestation of...

4 Tips to Make Security Compliance Not Suck

Do you trust your employees? You should! After all, they are your first line of defense. We can have all the fancy tools, but without employee support, we’re going to lose every time against the conniving hackers and phishing scams out there.

Security compliance training is the best...