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Recapping Cyber and Digital Identity Innovation Capitol Hill Day: Identity takes center stage at the US Capitol

Okta’s first Cyber and Digital Identity Capitol Hill Day took place last week at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The day began with Okta connecting six CEOs from its portfolio companies with senior staff from the House Homeland Security Committee, House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and the office of Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL)…

Okta integrates with Singapore’s national digital ID system

This article originally appeared in Computer Weekly. The integration with Singpass will let Okta customers authenticate consumers using Singapore’s national digital ID system and is expected to expand the company’s reach in regulated industries. Okta has integrated its Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) service with Singpass…

Why Identity is the I in… Time Tax

Here’s the second blog in our series detailing how focusing on Identity can help your organization improve end-user experiences and meet consumer expectations.  If you work for or support a government agency, you’re well aware of the recent legislative and industry push to improve digital experiences for the American public.  Examples run from the…

Okta Welcomes the Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

The Administration’s release of the Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence is an important step forward for the thoughtful and responsible development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We support the goals of the Executive Order to embrace the beneficial impacts that come with AI while mitigating…

Why Identity is the I in… Human-centered design

If you work for or support a government agency, you’re well aware: there’s a new legislative push towards better digital experiences for constituents. From executive orders, memos to bipartisan senate bills, we’re excited about this new focus on customer access and experience in government.  But this transition won’t be easy. That’s why we’re…

The fed gov needs Workforce Identity — three reasons why

Serving in public service puts you on the front lines of digital bad actors and cyber attacks. For this reason, the call to upskill, expand, and diversify the government’s workforce can be seen all over our social feeds this Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Biden Administration considers this concept the most fundamental building block for…

Artificial Intelligence for public good

When it comes to technology, there’s no arguing that the trend of the year is artificial intelligence (AI). AI is discussed simultaneously as the answer to — and the source of — all our problems. I know from my years of experience serving public sector organizations that it can be overwhelming when a new trend comes along. Suddenly, everywhere you…

Okta’s enhanced smart card auth helps keep gov resources safe

Nearly two decades ago, the U.S. Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) established a new identity policy for federal employees and contractors. Its goal was a strong, government-wide approach to secure both physical and logical access. Today, the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Common Access Card (CAC) standards are…

A summary of Okta’s FIPS compliance

Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are security standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For organizations to adhere to FIPS compliance, the system or product must meet configuration standards and pass rigorous audits through regular third-party assessments. To demystify FIPS compliance in Okta…

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