Industry Insight

Industry Insight

6 Bold Predictions for IT Leaders: How Companies Will Work in 2023

“Holistic.” “Strategic.” “Ruthless.”  According to experts at Okta, those are the kinds of mindsets business leaders will need to adopt in 2023. Because as the new year dawns, companies are facing a dizzying mix of headwinds: high inflation, surging interest rates, a global threat of recession, and the ongoing pandemic, to name just a few. With…

How Marketers Will Work in 2023

The marketing consultant Bob Dylan once wrote: “Oh the times, they are a-changing.”  He wasn’t wrong. With every passing year, the marketing industry adapts to outside conditions. Just as easily as it embraces new technologies and the opportunities they present, it must withstand choppy market conditions and shifting regulatory sands.  With that…

Cybersecurity Advocate: Meet Rifaat Shekh-Yusef

Organizations today face increasingly diverse and sophisticated cyber threats. This work is bigger than any one entity; it forms part of a collaborative global initiative to make the internet a safer place. For Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re going behind the scenes with some of Okta’s Cyber Security Advocates, a talented group of…

Cyber Security Awareness Month: The Problem with Passwords

Passwords are a fixture of our modern digital world that cause no end of frustration and angst. I am sure this scenario is a familiar one: ‘Incorrect password, please try again’ <forgot password> ‘Please enter a new password’ <input incorrect password (because, hey, it wasn’t the right one anyway)> ‘The password you have entered has…

The State of Security 2023: Okta CSO David Bradbury Talks Wins, Challenges, and Roadmaps

Security lives at the nexus of “vitally important” and “constantly changing,” which means lots of opportunity and just as many challenges.  David Bradbury, Okta’s chief security officer, keeps his eye on both Okta’s own security and the overall security landscape — making him an ideal resource for understanding current security best practices and…

What you Need to Know: An Update on the GLBA Safeguards Rule

With the expanding scope of cyberattacks on financial institutions and a substantial increase in fraud, government and industry oversight bodies are stepping up with new regulations and requirements to protect consumers. One of the most recent examples are the updates to the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA).  After 20 years of regulating information…

Winning Strategies for the Modern CMO

As a chief marketing officer, I’m obsessed with creating a great customer experience. From the moment someone discovers our brand, and hopefully continuing through a lifetime of loyalty, I want to build a unique, exceptional relationship with each of our customers.  That’s never been easy. But these days it’s more challenging than ever because the…

The Benefits of Identity Federation for U.S. Government Agencies

Imagine a scenario where an employee at the United States Department of Health and Human Services is working on a cross-agency project with staff at the Department of Commerce and the State Department.  Employees from the three agencies work together, share research and documents, and draft reports using common collaboration tools. All of the…

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