data security

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…

What Is Data Theft?

Data theft is the act of stealing information stored on corporate databases, devices, and servers. This form of corporate theft is a significant risk for businesses of all sizes and can originate both inside and outside an organization. The term data theft can give the impression that this kind of breach is based on malicious intent, but this is…

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…

What Is Data Security?

Data security is the protection of digital data and accounts in accordance with laws and industry standards in order to mitigate risks and repel attackers. It encompasses business data, employee information, and customer and user data. If that sounds multifaceted, it is: putting data security into practice isn’t one size fits all. With companies…

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…

Throw No Stones at Facebook

People who live in glass houses, probably shouldn’t throw stones. Over the last month, many organizations and thought leaders have lined up to criticize Facebook over their recent breach. While I agree with them — it was pretty bad, I propose that we also take a step back to look at the bigger picture. In actuality, Facebook should be commended on…

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