Marc Rogers

Marc Rogers
Executive Director, Cybersecurity Strategy

Marc Rogers is the Executive Director of Cybersecurity at Okta. With a career that spans more than twenty years, he has been hacking since the 80's and is now a white-hat hacker. Prior to Okta, Marc served as the Head of Security for Cloudflare and spent a decade managing security for the UK operator, Vodafone. He was a CISO in South Korea and co-founded a disruptive Bay Area startup. In his role as technical advisor on “Mr. Robot,” he helped create hacks for the show. And, as if that’s not enough, he also organizes the world’s largest hacking conference: DEF CON.

Marc Rogers

Palo Alto Networks SAML Vulnerability

Today, Palo Alto Networks announced a critical security vulnerability affecting SAML certificate management across a range of their devices. While this vulnerability is isolated to Palo Alto Networks Firewalls, it impacts customers using these devices with independent identity providers (IDPs) that rely on the SAML protocol and who are using self-signed certificates, including customers of Okta. Complete details can be found in Palo Alto Networks’ security advisory, here:...

Marc Rogers

Mobile Phone-Based COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Using technology as a reliable method of tracking carriers of COVID-19 is a great idea, but it is extremely hard to do without creating huge privacy challenges. 

Marc Rogers

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Dramatically Changed the Cybersecurity Landscape

Over the past two decades working in the security space, I’ve observed that there’s always an uptick in attackers looking to exploit the chaos during disasters or periods of civil unrest or political instability. As people panic or try to act with more urgency, they become more vulnerable. Caution, one of our strongest defenses, is the first thing to go out of the window. As our sense of urgency grows, we become more willing to take shortcuts and the opportunity to fool us grows...