It is going to be HOT in Vegas this week! And we are not talking about the weather. This week, Vegas hosts Oktane 2016, an IT conference focused on identity, cloud, and mobile technologies. The feverish pace at which enterprises are adopting these technologies is one of the key drivers for over 2,000+ IT leaders, cloud ISVs, developers, and thought leaders, who are attending this conference to discuss innovations, best practices, and success stories of how they can better leverage new and emerging trends within their companies.

Security @ Oktane 2016

Security is a key issue that will be addressed in many of the 40+ sessions at Oktane this year. With data moving to the cloud and employees becoming mobile, a key consideration for most companies is the protection of their data and systems. Skyhigh research shows that 15.8% of all documents uploaded to cloud-based file sharing services contain sensitive information, where they are just a few clicks away from being shared. Furthermore, 60% of employees that use mobile devices for work have either no security measures or only default features set on the phone. Companies are looking for ways to allow their employees to remain productive without compromising security and compliance. This issue will be the underlying theme of many sessions and discussions at Oktane.

To help you make the best of your time at Oktane 2016, we have selected the 4 best cloud security sessions that you should not miss at the event.

1. CSO Panel: Cloud and Mobile Security Strategies

Tuesday, 1:30pm – 2:15pm


  • Patrick Heim, Dropbox
  • Geoff Belknap, Slack
  • David Baker, Okta
  • Josh Feinblum, Rapid7
  • Craig Rosen, AppDynamics

You have to protect your data from the ever-changing threat landscape driven by cloud and mobile. Interested in hearing how CSOs and CIOs from leading enterprises prevent, detect, and respond to threats? How are they adapting security strategies to protect their organizations, while maintaining business agility? Join a panel of experts, hosted by Okta’s Chief Security Officer David Baker, to find out.

2. Security Innovation Hot Topics – O365, Slack, and Mobile-to–Cloud Security

Wednesday, 1:30pm – 2:15pm


  • Ralph Loura, Rodan + Fields
  • Brandon Cook, Skyhigh Networks

Rodan & Fields CTO, Ralph Loura, has been driving security innovation at companies like Clorox, HP Enterprise, and now Rodan & Fields, where he is reimagining a state-of-the-art SaaS security stack and a creating a repeatable blueprint for mobile and cloud security that works for IT, Security, and employees alike. Learn his framework for driving security innovation and solving core cloud and mobile security use cases including access control, DLP, UBA, and encryption. The session will specifically address security innovations aimed at supporting mobile to cloud usage while managing risk and protecting data in key cloud services like O365, Box, Salesforce, and Slack.

3. Okta + ServiceNow: An Automated and Secure IAM Foundation at Broadcom Limited

Tuesday, 1:30pm – 02:15pm


  • Josh Donelson, Okta
  • Gerald Beaulieu, ServiceNow
  • Neeraj Malhotra, Broadcom Limited

Some things are just better together. Both ServiceNow and Okta are foundational platforms for an enterprise migrating to the cloud and have become instrumental at Broadcom Limited. Join Neeraj Malhotra, Identity and Access Service Manager at Broadcom Limited, for this session to hear how their IT team was faced with an extraordinary task of onboarding thousands of employees through M&A and ongoing new hires by creating an automated and secure process powered by ServiceNow and Okta.

4. Identity as the Perimeter: Building the Next Generation Network

Tuesday, 10:45am – 11:30am


  • Chris Niggel, Okta
  • Raj Nagalingam, LinkedIn

The mainstream adoption of mobile and cloud technology is reshaping enterprise security strategies. Join Raj Nagalingam, Information Security Professional at LinkedIn, and Chris Niggel, Okta’s Director of Security and Compliance, for this session and learn how LinkedIn continues to respond to the digital revolution. Raj will share how LinkedIn is moving away from traditional VPN and using identity to enable secure access to on-premises and cloud applications.