FedRAMP High: Okta Identity Cloud is In-Process

The ultimate assurance for High Impact systems  FISMA demands the most rigorous security controls for systems and data categorized as High Impact under FIPS 199. That’s why FedRAMP’s High Impact Level authorization is the most rigorous for any cloud provider to achieve. It’s the ultimate assurance for federal agencies to confidently adopt modern,…

Okta’s Identity Cloud is Giving Federal Agencies the Building Blocks of a Zero Trust Journey

It’s been a long, long road….. Journeys are interesting things. You sometimes fail to realize you’re on a journey until the journey is over and you look back and say “Wow, I’ve come a long way”. Sometimes you know you’re on a journey but it’s hard to see where it might take you. The journey to a higher level of security (sometimes referred to as …

Helping the Public Sector Adopt a Zero Trust Framework: Okta Joins the AWS Summit

Earlier this year I wrote that, in 2021, government security leaders need to adopt a true Zero Trust framework—an approach that ensures the right people have the right level of access, to the right resources, in the right context. And that access must be assessed continuously—all without adding friction for the user. Meanwhile, it should add as…

Okta Selected for NCCoE’s Implementing a Zero Trust Architecture Project

Okta recently conducted a Zero Trust survey, polling 600 security and business leaders from around the world on how Zero Trust security fits into their current frameworks and roadmaps. According to that report, in 2020, 41% of organizations said they were working on a Zero Trust initiative or intended to start one in the near future. This year,…

Welcome to the Age of Identity

On Thursday, June 3, Okta is hosting our next big virtual conference, Age of Identity: A Public Sector Forum. The event will feature top leaders and decision-makers from the public sector IT community as well as Okta’s CEO Todd McKinnon and World Wide President of GTM Operations, Susan St. Ledger. Public sector organizations are responsible for…

2021 POV (Not Predictions) for Federal CISOs

First of all, this is not a list of 2021 predictions for security leaders serving in government agencies. I don’t think there’s much to predict in the way of envisioning how attackers are looking to compromise federal security systems and data. That is to say, we don’t have to envision anything, we can simply observe what happened in 2020 to know…