adaptive multi-factor authentication

A password and login are no longer enough. Smart companies are now using multi-factor authentication (MFA), to keep their users and data safe. Okta’s Adaptive MFA goes a step further by selecting factors based on a comprehensive risk assessment, giving employees and customers seamless access to the tools they need while keeping their data secure.

What Is a Data Breach?

A data breach happens when cybercriminals gain unauthorized access to a system or network, allowing them to search for sensitive data pertaining to a business and its customers, and using it to extract some form of illegal value. Attackers might sell this data on the dark web, directly engage in fraud, hold the information for ransom, or use it to…

How to Boost User Retention with Risk-Based Authentication

Today consumer-facing service providers have a stark choice—to offer robust security or an easy user experience. But for many organizations, missing the mark on either of these elements can seriously damage their user engagement and retention rates—and by extension, their bottom line. To address this, we have now made Risk-Based Authentication…

Microservices vs. SOA—What’s the Difference?

There are a number of things that help make an application what it is—the most fundamental of which is the architecture it’s based on. To date, most technology has been built on monolithic architecture, with all components existing within one complex application. More recently, however, developers have started compartmentalizing each component or…

Don’t Get Pwned: Stop Identity Hacks With Multi-Factor Authentication

“Have I been pwned?” It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself before. Phishing and stolen credentials are still among the primary threat methods in breaches, and as hackers grow more sophisticated, employees and consumers have to get smarter about the credentials they use to access digital applications. On the flip side, companies also have…

3 Ways to Stop Account Takeovers Before They Begin

To put it bluntly, 2018 was a bad year for data security. Major consumer-facing corporations like Marriott and Facebook experienced some of the largest data breaches in history, exposing the data of millions of consumers. In total, 2018 saw an overall increase in compromised company records of 133% YoY, with an average of 291 records stolen every…

Build vs. Buy: The Value of MFA Implementation Through APIs and SDKs

Developers need to make their cloud-native applications secure, which can demand a lot of resources and take their focus off the core functionality of an app. But building security into an app doesn’t need to be challenging or time-consuming. Leveraging APIs and SDKs means developers can strengthen an app while actually reducing their workload. By…

Is Authentication Without a Password Secure?

Usernames and passwords have long been the standard when it comes to authentication, but it’s become very clear that this approach to security is fundamentally broken. The good news? Modern authentication technologies are making it possible to secure access in new ways and finally leave passwords behind. MFA leads the way The secret to doing away…

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 Compliance (AOC)…

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