Bolstering Security in the Era of Remote Work

Presented by

Jack Poller - Senior Analyst, ESG and Ryan Terry, Senior Solutions Product Marketing Manager at Okta

About this talk

IT and security teams across industries are supporting increasingly distributed workforces and a growing number of device options. Meanwhile, identity-based attacks are the top threat to organizations today, with a Verizon report from 2021 finding that 45% of organizations have suffered a breach due to identity-related threats. Staying ahead of these risks is critical, but since traditional approaches to identity security are often fragmented, complex, and lack agility, this is no easy feat. By adopting an identity-first approach to security, organizations can elevate their security posture and reduce friction as they adopt hybrid and fully remote working models. In this 45 minute discussion, ESG Senior Analyst Jack Poller is joined by Ryan Terry, Senior Solutions Product Marketing Manager at Okta, to discuss the role of identity in the modern security stack and explore tips and best practices for teams looking to bolster security and drive productivity across a distributed workforce. Topics for discussion include: - How to think about adopting an identity-first approach to security - Balancing security with usability: How an identity-first mindset can mitigate risk while empowering distributed workforces - Understanding Zero Trust: Why organizations are adopting the approach and how to decide if it’s right for your organization - And more...

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