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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: 4 Ways to Participate

We live in a world of modern digital companies and users have never had so much freedom. We can build anything with cloud apps and services. We can work from anywhere. Learn from anywhere. Shop and surf from anywhere, on any device.  But so can the bad guys. What is Cybersecurity Awareness Month? Back in 2004 when more of the global interactions…

Take it From a Global Marketing Leader: Identity Matters

“Hello, give me your name, address, shoe size, motorcycle and boots.” Now, we can all agree that approaching a first date like you’re the Terminator is not going to go very well. No one likes to be bombarded with personal questions as soon as they sit down — let alone by a stranger they’ve just met. Yet this is how most brands approach those first…

MFA Fatigue: A Growing Security Concern

The internet has never faced so much existential risk from people who want to harm companies and their users. While many organizations understand that there’s a link between identity and security, few fully grasp how foundational identity is to a modern security strategy. Organizations with gaps in their identity security are significantly more at…

Okta Passkey Management: A New Feature Flag

Apple recently announced support for Multi Device FIDO credentials - also called passkeys. Passkeys allow users a passwordless login to all of their iOS and macOS devices. Passkeys provide a better user experience across websites and apps, and enhance security by virtue of being a standards-based technology that–unlike passwords–is resistant to…

Founders in Focus: Dan Benjamin of Dig Security

Each month, we highlight one of the founders of Okta Ventures’ portfolio companies. You’ll get to know more about them and learn how they work with Okta. This month we’re speaking with Dan Benjamin, CEO and co-founder of Dig Security.  What is Dig Security and what is your mission? Dig is a cloud data security company that helps organizations…

Founders in Focus: Tony Jamous of Oyster

Each month, we highlight one of the founders of Okta Ventures’ portfolio companies. You’ll get to know more about them and learn how they work with Okta. This month we’re speaking with Tony Jamous, CEO and co-founder of Oyster. What is Oyster, and what is your mission? Oyster is a global employment platform that empowers visionary founders, HR,…

Governments are Ahead of the Curve With Zero Trust Deployment

Government institutions are prime cyber targets. In fact, according to a 2021 report from Auth0, more than 10 percent of registration attempts for online government services represent threat actors trying to create fake accounts. Around the world, public policymakers and technology leaders have chosen to strengthen their security posture by…

Okta Helps Federal Agencies Easily Deploy Phishing-Resistant MFA

A recent report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) revealed phishing attacks for the first quarter of 2022 exceeded one million—the highest on APWG record. As attacks increase, it’s reasonable to expect targeted phishing attacks to increase as well.  The U.S. government is defending itself against this growing threat via mandates and…

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