Brett Winterford

Brett Winterford
Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy

Brett Winterford is the Senior Director of Cybersecurity Strategy at Okta. He advises policy makers, business leaders and fellow security professionals on evolving threats and opportunities to improve their security posture.Prior to Okta, Brett held a senior leadership role at Symantec, and helmed security management, research and education at Commonwealth Bank.He’s best known for his work as a security journalist. In 2020, he was the founding editor of the Srsly Risky Biz newsletter, a companion to the Risky Business podcast, providing the cybersecurity, policy, defense and intelligence communities with a weekly brief of the news that shapes cyber policy.

Prior to working as a security practitioner, Brett was the editor-in-chief of ITnews Australia and has contributed extensively to ZDNet, the Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Brett Winterford

Auditing your Okta org for Legacy Authentication

Using Okta System Logs to monitor use of basic authentication to Office 365: As promised on the Risky Business podcast, here are some System Log queries to help Okta administrators weed out examples of clients connecting to their Office 365 tenant over basic authentication (“legacy authentication”, in Microsoft parlance.) If you already know why these authentication methods are risky, skip straight on to the queries and containment strategies. Otherwise, read on!   In 2019, Microsoft announced...