Okta has stemmed employee attrition and accelerated customer identity sales by clarifying product function but now has to grapple with longer sales cycles for small to midsized businesses. Okta says efforts to reposition its customer identity offering over the past quarter have borne fruit.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission pushed until June 9 the date for nonbanking financial firms to follow cybersecurity mandates in the updated Safeguards Rule. The agency approved the update in a partisan vote in October 2021, imposing requirements such as a written information security program.
Twitter accounts that use SMS for two-factor authentication are at a heightened risk of account takeover with the disclosure that texting "STOP" to the verification service results in it being turned off. The vulnerability opens the door to a password reset attack or a password stuffing attack.
Apple, Google and Microsoft supported a new common passwordless sign-in standard, and a key Senate committee approved the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2022. How will these moves pay off in 2023? Identity security expert Jeremy Grant weighs in on trends and predictions for the new year.
Multifactor authentication needs to move away from one-time passwords sent via text message and embrace modern standards that prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. Plus, excessive identity challenges online lead to 20% of e-commerce transactions being abandoned, say experts at Authenticate 2022.
Perennial leaders ForgeRock, Ping Identity and IBM, along with a surging Okta, set themselves apart from the pack of CIAM vendors in the latest report by KuppingerCole analysts. Ping Identity leapfrogged ForgeRock to capture the gold in product leadership, and IBM once again took the bronze.
A Senate committee this week approved a bill that would create governmentwide standards for identity verification and provide grants to help states and local agencies upgrade ID systems and offer online digital identity services. Supporter Jeremy Grant hopes to see a full Senate vote in 2022.
Passwords are supported everywhere. But, says Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, "they have been proven time and time again to simply be unfit for today's networked economy." In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Shikiar discusses how to move beyond passwords.
Decentralized identifiers and verifiable credentials, in which consumers can use their digital identity credentials for a variety of tasks, have significant evolving potential within the realm of identity and access management, says Merritt Maxim, vice president and research director at Forrester.
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi has sold its small identity-as-a-service practice to Canadian software specialist Volaris Group to drive better execution around core products. The firm found it was easy to get lost within Hitachi given the conglomerate's size and focus on electronics and engineering.
Today's big challenge for practitioners is identifying the "known and unknown" attack surface faster than the hackers. There is a need to build purpose-built sensors and asset management strategies to discover unknown attacks, says Debashish Jyotiprakash, vice president - Asia at Qualys.
Bitwarden has raised $100 million to expand into new product areas including developer secrets, passwordless and privileged access management. The investment will help the firm debut new features for individual and business users and expand its footprint in Japan, Germany, France and South America.
A month after his firm was taken private in a $6.9 billion deal, SailPoint founder and CEO Mark McClain discusses the prospect of consolidation, emerging competition and plans to expand "more quickly and aggressively" in the identity governance space - thanks to Thoma Bravo's financial backing.
It's been over one year since the release of President Biden's cybersecurity executive order, and federal agencies are making measurable progress in adopting zero trust architecture. Dennis Reilly of Gigamon discusses specific progress around visibility and observability in the network pillar.
We are back! In-person events are back! The Cyberark team looks forward to welcoming you for Impact World Tour - Northern California at the San Ramon Marriott where you will hear from CyberArk executives and industry leaders on top security initiatives. Engage with local security experts while we learn about Identity...