MFA

What Is Data Misuse?

Data misuse is the use of information in ways it wasn’t intended for. User agreements, corporate policies, data privacy laws, and industry regulations all set conditions for how data can be collected and used. Data misuse violates these requirements. Unlike data theft, data misuse doesn’t necessarily happen as a result of a cyberattack or when…

What is a One-Time Password (OTP)?

A one-time password or passcode (OTP) is a string of characters or numbers that authenticates a user for a single login attempt or transaction. An algorithm generates a unique value for each one-time password by factoring in contextual information, like time-based data or previous login events. Tech support teams typically administer OTPs 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…

Why You Should Ditch SMS as an Auth Factor

In my previous post, I talked about how the COVID19 pandemic has impacted how our customers use MFA — more specifically how SMS authentication is on the rise as organizations look to rapidly roll out a quick and easy secondary auth method in response to the need to embrace remote work. In this post, I’ll go into more detail around issues with SMS…

MFA Trends: The Impact of COVID19

The COVID pandemic has changed how we do many things. In the workplace, it’s pushed us to take a deeper look at how we enable employees to work remotely—and to ensure that they can do it securely. But what does that actually look like? According to our recent Businesses @ Work (from Home) report, companies are adapting and evolving quickly…

Stories from the Trenches: Scale & Growth in the Cloud

Rubrik burst onto the scene in 2014 as a leading provider of cloud-based data management and protection solutions. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1830, and over its long history has become a nexus of philanthropy and faith. At first glance, these two organizations have little in common—but there’s more to this odd…

How to Secure Your Workforce’s Devices with Okta

Beyond social and economic disruption, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the fact that if they want to operate safely, businesses need to be able to secure the various access points to their resources—and that includes devices. All over the world, we’re seeing people make workspaces out of living rooms, bedrooms, and outdoor decks. And…

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