identity management

  • Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says privacy is precious — and she should know

    Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says privacy is precious — and she should know

    Back in 2003, Valerie Plame was working for the CIA overseas trying to protect the world from rogue nuclear proliferation. Unbeknownst to her, she was about to become a pawn in a dangerous political game between the CIA and the Bush White House. It eventually escalated to the point where her identity was publicly exposed by an unnamed White House source as a covert operative. Read More

  • Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise

    Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise

    Okta came out of the gate strong today in its Wall Street debut, attracting the type of institutional investors CEO Todd McKinnon says should be around for the long haul. This IPO comes at a time when Wall Street appears ready to embrace enterprise technology companies. Read More

  • OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication

    OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication

    Multi-factor authentication or MFA is designed to protect your identity by forcing you to enter a second independent security method to determine it’s really you. Yet like every security system, there is a fine-line between usability and safety. That’s why OneLogin rolled out a new version of its mobile MFA tool today that uses machine learning to determine your typical usage… Read More

  • Okta acquihires Stormpath, doubles down on identity in apps and APIs

    Okta acquihires Stormpath, doubles down on identity in apps and APIs

    Okta, the $1.2 billion identity management startup for enterprises that some tip for an IPO this year, has made an acquisition of sorts to expand one of its newer lines of business: managing IDs across APIs and apps. Today the San Francisco-based company announced that it has picked up the team from Stormpath, an early mover in providing a way for developers to implement authentication… Read More

  • Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

    Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

    No one wants to hand over their account to a hacker. Today, Facebook is adding a new feature that will help protect users from getting their accounts compromised. Facebook users can now use a security key to authenticate their identity during the login process. If you use a security key, hackers won’t be able to get into your Facebook account, even if they have your username and… Read More

  • Okta extends identity management to APIs

    Okta extends identity management to APIs

    Okta announced it was bringing identity management to APIs today at its Oktane customer conference in Las Vegas. For a long time, Okta was about connecting people with cloud applications such as ServiceNow, Salesforce or Office 365. A couple of years ago, the company extended that capability to enable customers to control the devices where employees could access those cloud… Read More

  • Ping Identity expands mission to customers with UnboundID acquisition

    Ping Identity expands mission to customers with UnboundID acquisition

    Ping Identity announced its first acquisition since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners in June for $600 million, grabbing Austin-based UnboundID for an undisclosed purchase price. The purchase, which Ping CEO Andre Durand says wouldn’t have been possible before the acquisition, expands his company’s mission beyond protecting pure business identity to customer identity and… Read More

  • EU-US Privacy Shield open for sign ups from today

    EU-US Privacy Shield open for sign ups from today

    U.S. companies needing to transfer personal data of European customers across the Atlantic can now sign up to a new framework to govern such data transfers, with the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield up and running from today. Read More

  • Microsoft Stream is a new video service for businesses

    Microsoft Stream is a new video service for businesses

    Microsoft today launched Stream, a new business video service that aims to give businesses that want to share video internally the same kind of tools and flexibility that YouTube offers to consumers — but with the added benefits of the security tools enterprises expect from their document management services. The service is now available as a free preview. As James Phillips… Read More