James Brodsky

James Brodsky
Senior Director, Systems Engineering

I serve as a global resource for Okta’s high-growth solutions engineering organization. I have been at Okta since January, 2022 - but I’m no stranger to the industry! My team brings our customers a better awareness of Okta’s capabilities when it comes to protecting employees and business, increasing your security posture and giving your customers a frictionless-but-safe experience as they interact with you digitally.

James Brodsky

Unlocking the Mystery of 700+ Okta System Log Events

Update 06-21-2022: Eleven new System Log events have been added to the Github project to bring the total number of cataloged events to a lucky 777. When I started writing this post, there were 766 potential System Log types that can appear in System Log, the logging platform in every Okta administrative console. By the time I finished it, there were 768. Things move fast in the cloud. While the most important of these events are well documented already, the significance of others are only...

James Brodsky

Everything is Yes: Detecting and Preventing MFA Fatigue Attacks

UPDATED 22-04-12: We have added a Splunk query in the “How would we detect these attacks” section that is optimized for Okta Classic I’m the proud parent of 13-year-old fraternal twins. Most of the time they’re wonderful smaller humans, but sometimes they drive me bonkers with endless streams of rapid-fire, closed-ended questions. Here’s an example of a recent, pre-dinnertime question barrage: “Are you making pizza for dinner with your special dough? Did you get the shredded cheese or did...