Zero Trust

Zero Trust— the idea that all access to corporate resources should be restricted until the user has proven their identity and access permissions, and the device has passed a security profile check—is a core concept for Okta. For organizations concerned about ease and security of access, the following articles should explain why.

Introducing Okta's Identity Adoption Model for Zero Trust

While the term “Zero Trust” is ubiquitous enough to feel like a buzzword, adoption of the security framework is not as widespread as you might think.  The security industry has been discussing the reality of the shifting perimeter for nearly two decades, with origins back to the Jericho Forum, an international group working to define and promote…

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…

An Exploration of Open Identity Standards

You may be curious to find out how products and solutions are developed, implemented, adopted, and operated. The history of standards is a fascinating place to start.  Standards are well-defined, abstract interfaces that enable industries to develop and thrive. These interfaces ensure ecosystem players with different roles can work together and…

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…

5 Important Insights From Our 2022 State of Zero Trust Report

What a difference four years makes.  Since launching our first State of Zero Trust report in 2019, we’ve been saying that the framework represents the future of security. This year, Zero Trust adoption reached a tipping point.  In 2019, many organizations that we surveyed acknowledged that Zero Trust was important, but just 16% had invested in…

Okta + the NCCoE are Ready to Rock Zero Trust Security

What do a security strategy, a government agency, and a rocker all have in common? No, this isn't a silly joke; it’s the way I’m thinking about how large organizations can approach new paradigms. A way that can be music to our collective ears.  If you’ve been watching the latest season of Stranger Things, Volume 4 (Don’t worry, no spoilers), you…

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