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API Security

API security is the cornerstone of a connected business’ identity and access management strategy. As more apps move into the cloud and connections between services become standard, APIs drive business growth, connect clients with their customers, and stimulate technological advancement. A comprehensive strategy for APIs requires thoughtful security measures.

API Security Threats in the Real World

When we think of compromised API security , we typically see an image of a hoodie-wearing hacker toiling away in a darkened room, targeting a bank’s server. We can imagine them compiling a custom tool, launching it against the system, and celebrating as your 401k becomes theirs. Alternatively, we...

5 Approaches to API Security

The goal when implementing API security is to safely ensure the right people and systems have access to the right things to accomplish their task in the shortest time necessary. In this blog we’ll take a quick look at the pros and cons of the 5 approaches to API security...

OAuth: When Things Go Wrong

Picture this: you sign up for a new app, and it asks if any of your friends are using it. In order to find out, the app asks for your email address...and your password. While it seems ludicrous now, this was once considered a normal user flow. But many apps...

Using SIEM and Identity to Protect Against Data Breaches

“We are what we repeatedly do“ is a common paraphrase of Aristotle—though if he were around today, his sentiment might be more like “we are what we search, click, or connect to.” As security professionals well know, there’s a lot to learn from how we use technology.

The interactions...

The Connective Tissue: How APIs Drive Business Growth

Most of the pivotal developments in human history have facilitated better connection. From written language to the Gutenberg printing press, whenever we improve our communication, society as a whole leaps forward.

In the digital era, the internet revolutionized our lives by enabling instant global communication. This paved the way...

An Insider’s Take on API Strategy

We recently performed a survey to take the pulse of our community on their own API strategies. Our goal was to change and possibly debunk our own assumptions, and replace them with real-world perspectives from customers and partners working on these things day in and day out.

In short,...

Okta’s Annual 12 Days of Customers

As we prep our holiday shopping lists and pull out the festive sweaters, it’s almost time to look back on 2018. We want to use this season of reflection and cheer to showcase some of our many amazing customers. Our customers are the best gifts of all, so we’re...