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 organisations concerned about ease and security of access, the following articles should explain why.

How Can Organisations Protect Themselves From The Ransomware Pandemic?

Ransomware isn't new. The security frameworks to defend against the chains of attack leading to compromise aren’t new either.  To understand how best to defend against ransomware, we must understand ransomware itself: the economics, the motivation, the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) as well as the changing landscape of the past 18…

Security or Useability: Overcoming the CISO Paradox

Among the longstanding challenges that information security leaders have grappled with for years, one stands out: the difficulty of balancing user experience and security. The traditional tug-of-war between ease of access to business-critical applications and resources and robust protection from hackers has never been easy.  Until now.  The…

3 Ways IAM Can Help Organisations Establish a Future Ready Hybrid IT Environment

IT transformation over the past 15 months has reminded me of Mel Brook’s 1987 sci-fi parody movie ‘Spaceballs’. Stay with me here… In Spaceballs, our heroes escape the evil ‘Dark Helmet’ (gloriously portrayed by Rick Moranis) by fleeing his clutches at lightspeed.  Our bumbling villain has but one choice...he must chase after them at ‘ludicrous…

Protecting Your Organisation From the Cyber Threat Gold Rush

It has been a tough year for information security teams. COVID-19 has completely redefined the cyber threat landscape and added brand new levels of complexity to an already demanding discipline.  Organisations have had to rapidly adopt new technologies to enable remote working and scale-up digital touch points with customers. This has, at times,…

Securing the Future Workplace With Identity

Nothing about this pandemic has been normal. As the COVID-19 virus swept across the globe disrupting everything and everyone in its path, people’s lives changed in a dramatic fashion, both personally and professionally. Global restrictions on movement and human-to-human contact forced businesses across all industries to close their doors to the…

Identity is the Key Enabler for Building Trust in the New Workplace

Over the past year, the global shift to remote work has changed the way we live and completely transformed the way organisations view productivity and collaboration. Where work was once defined almost exclusively within the physical realm of the office, business leaders must now navigate the tech challenges of hybrid, remote, and dynamic…

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…

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…

Shift Identity Left: Secure DevOps Automation with Okta

To keep up with the rapid pace of innovation, organisations of all kinds and sizes are adopting DevOps practices to better automate the delivery and operations of software in the cloud. A cultural phenomenon that impacts people and process as much as it does technology, DevOps brings teams together with the goal of removing barriers – the…

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