Growth continues at rapid pace with new customers and expanded deployments of the Okta Identity Cloud by the City of Oakland, Dentsu Aegis, Docker, FICO, Hitachi, Mattel, Palo Alto Networks and Warner Music Group SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 6, 2018– Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced new or expanded deployments with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, City of Oakland, Dentsu Aegis, Docker, FICO, Hitachi, Leicester City Football Club, Mattel, Medallia, MM.LaFleur, Palo Alto Networks, Plan International, Sift Science, TechSoup, ThoughtWorks, Warner Music Group and Wickr. “Today, in order to succeed and stay at the forefront of their industries, every company has to utilize the best technologies available – whether they’re facilitating workflows or making sure every … [Read more...] about Okta Announces Q1 FY19 Customer Momentum
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SAN MATEO, Calif. & BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Agari, a leading cybersecurity company, today announced at the FS-ISAC 2018 Annual Summit a new research report, “ Behind the ‘From’ Lines: Email Fraud on a Global Scale,” which provides unprecedented insight into the operations and economics of organized criminal email groups. Among the key findings, nine of the 10 captured organized crime groups operate out of Nigeria, they all leverage a multitude of attack methods, and business email compromise (BEC) is far more lucrative than any other attack.“While much of the high-profile attention paid to email security has focused on nation state actors, the reality is that American businesses are far more likely to be attacked by BEC scammers operating from Africa,” said Patrick Peterson, founder and executive chairman, Agari. “The sad irony is that these foreign adversaries are using our own legitimate infrastructure against us … [Read more...] about Agari Unmasks Global Criminal Email Rings in Unprecedented Cyber Probe
In today’s world, being constantly connected to people and systems through devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers is pretty much a normal state of affairs. And this ‘always on’ situation will only increase over time - everything will talk to everything else: person-to-person, machine-to-person and machine-to-machine. While this opens up a world of opportunities, the downside is that more and more connections also mean more and more opportunities for attack and compromise. The question remains can you provide adequate security in a cloud age where everything is connected to everything else? The good news is that many of these interactions rely on an API (Application Programming Interface) to communicate to an application or system somewhere in the world. APIs have quickly become the primary channel for business transactions in most modern enterprises. When you type in a website address, for example, the request goes out to a remote server belonging to … [Read more...] about API security: gold rush or wild west?
According to Gartner, global spending on enterprise security will top $96 billion this year, representing an 8% rise from 2017. A primary driver behind the burgeoning investment in security services – and the trend towards outsourcing to specialists – is undoubtedly the rising fear of data breaches and cyber attacks. Cyber crime is reaching new levels of sophistication at the very time when consumers are becoming more aware of the value and security of their data. Combined with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its threat of financial penalties, it’s clear that the security stakes are high for today’s digitally-driven enterprise. It’s no surprise, then, that companies are keen to explore the latest tools and techniques to test their security posture and help them avoid a data security lapse that could prove costly from a financial, reputational and commercial point of view. In my experience, security testing is rising swiftly up … [Read more...] about Cyber security and the growing role of red teaming
OneLogin, a pioneering startup in the identity-as-a-service realm, is in an interesting position: Its market is surging, but the competition it faces is only getting fiercer. While its early position afforded a degree of market leadership, the company’s missteps put it on unstable footing. But 2018 could be OneLogin’s year. The company has a revamped product that amplifies its strength against competitors like Okta and Microsoft, new funding on the way, and has the technical foundation to execute on the vision of a new management team. “I think the key point is that they’ve got a new management infusion; if they pick up some more capital, I think this is the watershed run for them,” Gartner research vice president Gregg Kreizman said in an interview with VentureBeat. “They’ve got to really get out there and show organizations that they are viable, compete on more than price — because I think that’s kind of where they are right now … [Read more...] about Why 2018 could be OneLogin’s year
Since its launch in 2014, Slack has become a popular tool for enterprise collaboration; it now has 6 million daily active users worldwide – around a third of whom are paying customers – and it continues to evolve to take on even more tasks. A good way to understand how ingrained Slack has become in offices is to consider the response when the collaboration platform gets knocked offline. A 45-minute outage in January became the top trending topic on Twitter in the U.S. as execs across the country wondered how they would communicate with colleagues two desks away. With a valuation of $5.1 billion, Slack Technologies – the company behind the app – generated $250 million with its latest funding round and appears headed towards an IPO. Recently, it added former Goldman Sachs head of human capital management Edith Cooper to its board and appointed its first CFO, Allen Shim, who has been with the company for four years. Those personnel moves and the funding interest … [Read more...] about How to get the most out of Slack
Threats are constantly evolving and, just like everything else, tend to follow certain trends. Whenever a new type of threat is especially successful or profitable, many others of the same type will inevitably follow. The best defenses need to mirror those trends so users get the most robust protection against the newest wave of threats. Along those lines, Gartner has identified the most important categories in cybersecurity technology for the immediate future.We wanted to dive into the newest cybersecurity products and services from those hot categories that Gartner identified, reviewing some of the most innovative and useful from each group. Our goal is to discover how cutting-edge cybersecurity software fares against the latest threats, hopefully helping you to make good technology purchasing decisions.Each product reviewed here was tested in a local testbed or, depending on the product or service, within a production environment provided by the vendor. Where appropriate, each … [Read more...] about Security software reviews: How cutting-edge products fare against the latest threats