data protection

Securing Data Across APAC: Achieving APEC PRP Certification

At Okta, trust and transparency are core to who we are as a company. These values critically inform the way we view our responsibilities to our customers and to the personal data of their users that they entrust to Okta. The keystone of our transparency is providing our customers with a clear understanding of how we collect, process, and secure…

AI Is Changing Security—Here’s How

Cybercriminals have evolved from lone hackers targeting small websites and systems into dangerous entities launching large-scale cyberattacks that affect millions of people worldwide. In recent years, we’ve seen multiple huge ransomware attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya cause hudereds of millions or even billions of dollars in damages and lost…

3 Data Breach Myths Debunked

As the ever-shifting security and threat landscape continues to evolve, it can be tough to distinguish security fact from fiction. Some common data breach misconceptions can seriously misinform your organization’s security strategy. In this post, we’ll touch on three of the most common data breach myths, and share some information on why they don…

Using SIEM and Identity to Protect Against Data Breaches

“We are what we repeatedly do“ is a common paraphrase of Aristotle—though if he were around today, his sentiment might be more like “we are what we search, click, or connect to.” As security professionals well know, there’s a lot to learn from how we use technology. The interactions between users, applications, networks, devices, and APIs all…

Your Official Guide to DEF CON Threats

As the head of security for DEF CON, I’ve seen a lot of articles (and a bit of scaremongering) around the threats at the event. While DEF CON is a technically hostile environment, I promise, it is not a dystopian wasteland. A little common sense goes a LONG way. Here’s your basic guide for how to stay safe: Don’t bring your work devices. Use…

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)…

Two Months In: How Are Companies Being Impacted by the GDPR?

Online data privacy has always been a controversial topic. The fact that users store data with third parties has demanded increased transparency on how these platforms actually store and process personal data. Data breaches resulting in compromised personal information have added fuel to the fire, proving that privacy concerns are warranted. These…

Mitigate Risks with Modern Password Recovery Systems

The ability to reset your password is an essential system requirement. With so many online services available, it’s common to have multiple user accounts for the various apps and services you interact with every day. Security doctrine dictates that you need a different password for each account, and that you update each one regularly. With so many…

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