Secret Double Octopus Named “Best in Class” | Read Aite's 2021 Passwordless Report
Aite Group Passwordless Matrix Report 2021

Octopus Blog | Regulation & Compliance

Passwords and Public Infrastructure

Blog

Thursday May 6, 2021

A Sobering Reminder: Passwords are a Threat to Public Infrastructure

User-Managed Passwords are a Massive Threat to Public Infrastructure With this year’s World Password Day upon us, it’s high time to take a good look at the critical infrastructure sector and the password-related security vulnerabilities that are in dire need of updating. While modern utility systems become increasingly digitally connected, cyber criminals and the threat...
Read more

About Octopus

Secret Double Octopus is the passwordless authentication solution for the enterprise. We liberate end-users and security teams from the burden of passwords with the simplicity and security of strong passwordless authentication.

Password Policies are Useless

Blog

Wednesday April 21, 2021

Why password policies are a waste of time and money

Every year, billions of personal and corporate accounts get hacked. And every year, organizations respond in the same way: Enforcing stricter password policies. The result? A false sense of accomplishment and a short-lived boost to security, followed by a return to the usual: insecure passwords and, of course, more compromised accounts. In this post, we...
Read more

Cyberwarfare and the Industry

Blog

Monday March 22, 2021

Cyberwarfare took a leap in 2020 and the industry needs a new approach

Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get worse, security firm Mandiant FireEye broke the news that a vulnerability in the software of IT solutions provider SolarWinds had resulted in a massive security breach across the public and private sector, targeting dozens of companies and government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Treasury, Justice, Defense,...
Read more

Go Passwordless for NIST and DFARS

Blog

Friday March 12, 2021

Authentication and government contracts: the password requirements of NIST and DFARS

Government contracts can be very attractive for organizations of any size. A testament to the fact is the fierce competition between large tech companies to win the bid for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) JEDI project, worth over $10 billion. But public sector contracts have their own set of caveats and sensibilities, and not taking...
Read more

Handling Passwords Under GDPR

Blog

Monday June 22, 2020

How to handle passwords under GDPR

Two key regulations that have impacted the security and privacy landscape are the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Although both legislations are applicable to their own jurisdictions, they have considerable impact on how companies around the globe operate. We live in a globalized online economy, where your business can have customers across the world, and you should be careful not to run afoul of...
Read more

The State of Credentials

Blog

Monday March 25, 2019

The State of Credentials

In January 2019 The Ponemon Institute published a report on the State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors – a report sponsored by authentication hardware manufacturer Yubico. The report offers additional proof for how passwords continue to compromise privacy and security for both users and businesses. The Rundown From our perspective at Secret Double Octopus,...
Read more

Visit the OctoCampus

Get a crash course in passwordless authentication at our campus to learn all about modern workforce authentication technologies and standrads!

Data Regulations Pt. 2

Blog

Thursday November 8, 2018

Understanding Today’s Data Regulations (Part 2)

In our first post on data regulations, we laid out the facts on some of the most important organizations influencing the world of IT’s industry standards. To help understand the ins and outs of these groups matter, and how they affect digital authentication, we put together the who, what, and where of each regulation. In...
Read more