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Hector Aguilar

President, Technology

Hector Aguilar is the President of Technology at Okta, and is responsible for running engineering and technology. His focus is developing strategic planning for the direction of product development activities and managing the engineering team, as well as business technology and corporate IT.

Prior to Okta, Hector served in a variety of roles at ArcSight since its inception, driving technology development as the CTO and Vice President of Software Development for the company during its successful IPO in 2008 and after its acquisition by Hewlett Packard. Hector also has experience in software engineering and management at Impresse, ICA, Grupo Televisa and Ericsson, bringing over 25 years of networking, security and software development experience to Okta.

Hector earned his bachelor's degree in electronic systems engineering as well as his master's degree in computer science from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Hector also enjoys running and taking bike rides with his family.

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How COVID-19 Is Changing the Way We Work: Zoom Boom + MFA is the Way

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Customer Notice: DDoS + DNS Issue

Transparency and customer success are core values at Okta. Regrettably, this morning many Okta customers hosted in the US infrastructure experienced intermittent authentication and API errors starting at 4:30AM PT due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) against the Domain Name Service (DNS) provider Dyn. We took steps to mitigate the...

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At some companies, employees look forward to the annual holiday party, team happy hours and company retreats. At Okta, we certainly love those aspects of team bonding, but what we really count down the days until is our next hackathon. There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned friendly competition to...