cloud security

With the rise of account takeover attacks and other password hacks, cloud security is an essential part of identity and access management control. The protection of data, apps, and user profiles in the cloud requires a different set of skills and programs. Weak identity management makes you vulnerable to attacks that impact traditional IT and cloud systems alike.

Okta + Proofpoint: Uniting People-Centric Security and Identity to Protect Users Against Phishing

Today’s cyber-attacks target people, not infrastructure. Threats are constantly evolving to target the weakest point in an organization's attack surface– the end user. In fact, more than 90% of advanced threats target users through email. Not only that, but the growth of remote workers introduces more security risk than ever before as users…

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…

Understand Web Access Management—Then Move On

Figuring out how to secure users’ connections to applications is an age-old challenge that has developed alongside the digital transformation of the enterprise. Traditionally, businesses have addressed this issue with complex authorization systems, many of which used web access management (WAM)—or on-premises single sign-on (SSO)—at the center of…

Never Do Your Own Taxes—or Your Own Auth! (Mostly)

It’s Tax Day. A day of dread for some, an annual routine for others. Can you think of any other financially impactful space where a DIY vs professional choice is so widely debated? Sure, when you’re just starting out, you can do a lot of things on your own without too much damage. But as you grow and obtain new assets, you may want to hire…

Learn to Integrate Okta and Oracle Weblogic with the LDAP Interface

Okta integrates everything—including Oracle WebLogic Server. In this post, I'll show you how to use the LDAP interface to integrate Okta with WebLogic.   When WLS and Okta work together Before we start: legacy app patterns Recently, we announced Integration Patterns for Legacy Applications, an eBook describing design patterns you can use to…

Off the Beaten Path: How Okta Supports MFA on LDAP in the Cloud

Okta provides an LDAP interface in the cloud (great for hybrid IT and hybrid cloud deployments). The interface does not require an agent on-premises and supports Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) over LDAP—even though the LDAP protocol doesn't natively support MFA. In this blog post, I’ll explain why and how Okta does it. Okta LDAP interface:…

Fintech — Securely Disrupting How we Bank

Financial technology (fintech) is one of the hottest categories of tech, and a major disruptor in banking and financial services. Billion-dollar valuation companies such as Stripe, Sofi and Square are competing with traditional financial institutions, and winning. And while these old-world companies have been taken by surprise, they are adapting…

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