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Top 10 Reasons Valentines are Like Passwords

Happy Valentine's Day from the Okta team! We've had some fun thinking about chocolate, flowers and all things Enterprise Identity Management and came up with the Top 10 11 reasons valentines are like passwords. Enjoy! You get in trouble if you use the wrong name Sharing isn't advisable Neither should be your dog If you break up, you lose access…

Nissan Security Breach Underscores Password Problem

Earlier this week, Nissan confirmed a network hack that comprised both employee names and encrypted passwords. Nicole Perlroth of the New York Times covered the news, citing the commentary of Nissan spokesperson David Reuter and Shawn Henry, former FBI cyber-cop. Perlroth reported that Nissan tracked the hacks back to an IP address, but according…

A Future Free From Passwords?

Passwords are a problem. The most secure passwords are robotic, nearly impossible for humans to remember and can lead to high IT costs through password resets or, worse, can pose serious security risks as employees take shortcuts to remember them. Imagine that familiar sight of a password pasted to a desktop with a Post-It note. In a recent…

Password Sharing: One Trend That Has No Place at Work

From SOPA to Megaupload, there was a lot going on in Internet news last week. Below we’d like to highlight a few of the stories that resonated with us as enterprise cloud users. The iPad: Ushering in Consumer IT Last week Sarah Lacy, former senior editor at TechCrunch, launched the startup news site PandoDaily. In one of the first posts on the…

Simplification is Key in the Cloud

IBM recently released its second-quarter earnings report, citing impressive gains (Q2 revenues rose 12 percent to $26.7B). While the hardware side of IBM’s business is undoubtedly important, it’s the company’s ability to pivot to emerging market trends, especially the cloud, that had analyst James Kelleher of Argus Research bullish about the…

Are Your Employees' Gaming Passwords Putting Your Enterprise at Risk?

So we learned last week that hackers successfully broke into one of Electronic Arts' systems, accessing a slew of users’ personal information, including email and mailing addresses, phone numbers and birth dates. The breach raises concerns about password security in the enterprise, especially as the consumerization of IT sees employees bringing…

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