Digital native businesses: Pioneering the digital landscape securely with CIAM

What follows is an adaptation of an article from the second issue of Okta’s Identity Spotlight magazine. From food delivery to cryptocurrency, digital native businesses (DNBs) have grown exponentially over the past decade, driving economic growth and creating new jobs. According to International Data Corporation, DNBs are companies that use cloud…

Creating a secure environment for teachers and students to harness emerging technology

What follows is an adaptation of an article from the second issue of Okta’s Identity Spotlight magazine. Technology’s impact on the world of education is unquestionable. We’re a long way from the days of piles of notebooks, overhead projectors, and chalkboards. These days, technology plays a central role in the design and delivery of curriculum in…

Phishing resistance in unmanaged iOS devices

Contributing to approximately 60% of all social engineering attacks and 36% of all data breaches, phishing claims the number one spot among cybercrimes. With 80–90% of all compromises originating from an unmanaged device, unmanaged iOS devices deserve a place at the top of your security concerns.     Okta FastPass Okta FastPass protects users…

What is AI?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) may be organising our social media timelines and automatically improving the pictures on our phones, but it’s a field that’s widely misunderstood.  AI is, after all, an incredibly complex field in computer science, where the top researchers earn as much as NFL quarterback prospects. It introduces terms seldom found in…

What is NLP?

If you’ve ever taken an introductory programming class, there’s a good chance the instructor said: “Computers are stupid.” They only do what they’re told, and only within the confines of what can be represented in logic. The intent is to remind students that computers aren’t intelligent thinking machines — like Star Trek’s Data — but rather tools…

What is machine learning?

Patterns. The world is full of them, and we often don’t even notice.  Human language is a great example. We understand each other because things like verb conjugations and word order typically follow a rigid structure. The same is also true for music, where the predictability of rhythm and scales provide a measure of order and predictability.  If…

Passkeys 101: What they are and how they will replace passwords

You never want Identity to be a barrier between you and your customers. But Okta’s recent Customer Identity Trends Report found that: 33% of respondents indicated feeling frustrated when they have to create a password that meets specific requirements  63% of respondents report that at least once a month, they’re unable to log in to an account…

Why now is the time for IAM transformation in banking

We’ve hit a tipping point in the battle between traditional financial institutions (TradFi) and financial technology (fintech) disruptors. Digital banking (led by fintech) has become ubiquitous, with nearly universal adoption —  eight in 10 consumers now use some type of digital financial tool, and half of Americans use fintech tools on a daily…

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