Okta Appoints Technology and Financial Services Veteran David Bradbury as Chief Security Officer
Former Symantec executive joins the identity leader to execute and deliver
Bradbury has built an international reputation for leading security teams and delivering solutions at scale. Most recently, as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Symantec, Bradbury was responsible for all global security programs, including oversight of the organization’s move to the cloud. Additionally, a significant amount of Bradbury’s career has been spent in security at some of the world’s largest banks, including ABN AMRO, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Bradbury joins Okta as the company sees continued demand for its cloud-based identity platform to drive remote work, enable digital business, and combat an increasingly evolving threat landscape.
“The security of our customers has always been our top priority, and the significance of Okta’s vision of enabling any organization to use any technology has only been reinforced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,” said
“Identity has been woven into experiences throughout my entire career — from my days at IBM deploying identity solutions to securing some of the world’s largest financial institutions,” said
Bradbury’s appointment follows recently announced security advancements and product innovations within the Okta Identity Cloud at Oktane20 Live. New announcements included the introduction of Okta Lifecycle Management Workflows for secure, no-code automation of complex identity-centric processes as well as Okta FastPass to deliver passwordless authentication experiences. Okta FastPass is powered by the Okta Devices Platform Service — one of six Okta Platform Service technologies — to deepen the connection between user identity and device identity. Last month the company also announced several new integration partnerships with leading endpoint protection and management providers VMware Carbon Black,
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Nearly 8,000 organizations, including Engie, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Takeda Pharmaceutical,