Industry Insight

Industry Insight

Material Security: Extending Zero Trust to Email

Historically, many CISOs and C-Suite executives have regarded email as an avenue for attack rather than an actual target (when, in fact, it’s both). But while they considered email security a “solved problem,” large-scale email-based attacks from recent years have proved otherwise. The truth is that the problem of email security is active and…

What Are the Benefits and Limitations of Multi-Cloud?

Organizations are increasingly deploying and implementing cloud services in an effort to reduce the cost and complexity of their infrastructure while accelerating their innovation levels. And this is typically a multi-pronged approach: 92% of enterprises have deployed a multi-cloud strategy, while 80% deploy a hybrid cloud strategy. The average…

Okta Joins the ID2020 Alliance

If you’re reading this on any kind of digital device, you probably use various forms of digital identity on a regular basis. From accessing healthcare to participating in democracy to protecting our finances, modern life requires identity.  For most of us, it’s impossible to imagine how we’d live our lives without verifiable identification. Yet,…

CCPA vs. GDPR: Similarities and Differences Explained

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are laws that emerged to give individuals greater power over their personal information. Both regulate organizations that collect and use data in a variety of ways. A brief summary of the CCPA: Gives California residents increased transparency and control…

What is a Domain Name System (DNS)?

What Is the Domain Name System (DNS)?  The domain name system (DNS) makes it possible for browsers, apps, and servers to load internet resources. Think of it like a phonebook—except instead of associating a person’s name with a phone number, it maps a domain name (e.g., okta.com) to an internet protocol (IP) address that can be understood by…

What Are Containers?

Container technology—often referred to simply as “containers”—is a mechanism for packaging an application so that it can run in isolation from other processes. Getting their name from the shipping industry, containers are units of software, made up of code and dependencies, that enable applications to run quickly, reliably, and uniformly,…

Security Questions: Best Practices, Examples, and Ideas

Security questions are a common method of identity authentication—one you’ve probably encountered before. When creating an account or signing up for a service online, users will confidentially share the answers to secret questions with a provider.  Typically, these security questions and answers are used for self-service password recovery…

The Burdens of Maintaining Homegrown Customer Identity

The best digital experiences may appear effortless from the outside, but keeping web and mobile apps and portals at a market-leading standard takes a lot of work. Your development teams are likely juggling multiple products, brands, and channels, all with their own set of requirements and varying degrees of complexity. As the front door to your…

Introducing Okta for Good’s First Impact Report

When Okta took the 1% pledge in 2016, we founded our social impact arm, Okta for Good, with a mission to strengthen the connections between people, technology, and community. The importance of these connections has never been more clear than over the last year — when we experienced a global pandemic, rising inequality, and global calls for racial…

What Is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

Single sign-on (SSO) is a user authentication tool that enables users to securely access multiple applications and services using just one set of credentials. Whether your workday relies on Slack, Asana, Google Workspace, or Zoom, SSO provides you with a pop-up widget or login page with just one password that gives you access to every integrated…

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