Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning , Events , Identity & Access Management

Rising Cybersecurity Threats: Focus on Identity Protection

Okta's CSO Discusses Threat Landscape Changes, AI's Impact on Identity
David Bradbury, chief security officer, Okta

With a front-row seat to attacks on companies on a daily basis, David Bradbury, Okta's chief security officer, said he has seen a significant shift in the battleground, especially this year.

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"Hackers no longer try to hack through a login page. They have moved focus to the post-authentication phase, where they're targeting employees; they're targeting individuals," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at the RSA Conference 2024, Bradbury also discussed:

  • AI's effect on identity protection;
  • The most significant product investments Okta has made to address security concerns;
  • Lessons learned from Okta's internal security improvements.

Bradbury leads overall security execution Okta, and his team is responsible for navigating the evolving threat landscape to best protect employees and customers. Prior to joining Okta, he worked at Symantec, where he had global oversight of all cybersecurity and physical security programs.


About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.




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