security

What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)? 

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), and is also known as two-step authentication or two-step verification. 2FA is a security measure that requires end-users to verify their identities through two types of identifiers to gain access to an application, system, or network. Think of your most recent login…

5 Key Takeaways from Our 2021 State of Zero Trust Security Report

How important is it to implement Zero Trust? We asked over 600 business and security leaders across North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)—and the overwhelming consensus is that it has become crucial. With the unprecedented shift to remote work, the adoption of new digital products and services, and the…

What is Password Hashing and Salting?

Security is often not top of mind when creating customer-facing applications. But in a landscape of continual data breaches of major corporations like T-Mobile and Google, companies must be vigilant to adhere to security best practices. Processes like password salting and hashing are fundamental to the security posture of your apps. Understanding…

Okta Privileged Access: Unlocking Zero Trust Security at the Infrastructure Level

Every company that operates production software has compliance requirements. The vast majority of those organisations also carry significant infrastructure in the cloud and/or on-premises. And they all require a safe way to provide access to their developer workforce. Traditionally, there were two ways to achieve this: building a DIY system to…

What is Zero Trust Security?

Zero Trust security is a new strategy for keeping enterprise data secure, rooted in the idea that you can no longer rely on the network perimeter to assess trust. In a Zero Trust model, people are the new perimeter, and identity is the core of maintaining a secure environment. An evolving landscape Historically, organisations have kept their data…

What Is an API?

API is an acronym that stands for “application programming interface,” and it allows apps to send information between each other. While there are numerous protocols and technologies involved, the underlying purpose of APIs is always the same: to let one piece of software communicate with another.  APIs (sometimes described as web services) work in…

Passwordless authentication: where to start

Let’s face it: we’re all tired of passwords. They’re a major pain for users and not nearly as effective at securing accounts as they pretend to be. Thankfully, there is a better way! We are excited to announce a new set of passwordless capabilities in Okta that will allow you to deliver seamless auth experiences to all users! In this post, we’ll…

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