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We’ve gone 100% passwordless for workforce apps

At Okta, we’re always looking for ways to strengthen our overall security posture. We’re also constantly striving to improve the experience for our total workforce of 7,000+ users. With those two goals in mind, I’m incredibly proud to announce that we’ve reached a major milestone: Every app and resource in our internal Okta tenant now uses…

How we went passwordless at Okta

Today, Okta’s CIO Alvina Antar announced that Okta has gone 100% passwordless for workforce apps. Every Okta resource in our tenant now uses passwordless, phishing-resistant authentication policies, representing a major elevation of our user experience and security posture.  We officially reached this milestone on August 30th, when Okta on Okta…

Why we’re going 100% passwordless at Okta

Ten years ago, security experts declared the first Thursday in May a new holiday. World Password Day was meant to serve as a helpful annual reminder for people to change their passwords. It was also a tacit admission of one of passwords’ fundamental flaws: To remain effective, they must frequently be changed. In the decade since, the login…

A Deep Dive Into Okta FastPass

This blog post is the second in a series focusing on credential phishing. Previously, in the blog The Need for Phishing-Resistant Multi-Factor Authentication, Mukul Hinge explained how threat actors are becoming more sophisticated, using various tools to overcome mitigations. Today’s post digs into the inner workings of Okta FastPass, explaining…

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

MFA stands for multi-factor authentication, an identity verification method. MFA adds an extra layer of security on top of credentials like usernames and passwords. By doing so, it provides greater certainty that a user is who they claim to be before granting them access to an application, online account, or corporate network. MFA is a critical…

The Journey to CIAM Maturity: An Intelligent Customer Identity Solution to Match Your Product or Service

It’s not easy to find a public example of a commercial or enterprise organization that has advanced exceptionally far in their customer identity and access management (CIAM) journey. At a fundamental level, a company’s ability to secure their business and their customers is in constant competition with bad actors. While organizations develop an…

What Is Biometric Authentication?

Biometric authentication is a security process that compares a person’s characteristics to a stored set of biometric data in order to grant access to buildings, applications, systems, and more. With cybercrime, fraud, and identity theft on the rise, it’s more important than ever for businesses to help customers and employees verify their identity,…

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…

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