Okta completes IRAP assessment


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 05 February, 2024

Okta completes IRAP assessment

Identity management technology company Okta has completed an Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment certifying the company to handle classified government data up to the Protected level.

The independent assessment is a process for independently assessing a system’s security against Australian government policies and guidelines. It is governed and administered by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

Okta VP and MD for Australia and New Zealand Phil Goldie said the certification will make it easier for more federal departments and agencies to adopt Okta technologies to build a secure identity environment for users based on zero trust principles.

“The IRAP Assessment reinforces Okta’s leadership as the leading identity/security company with a commitment to enabling security and privacy,” he said.

“Okta can now provide Australian government agencies with the assurance of IRAP protected assessment — protecting sensitive data while enhancing user experience.”

Goldie said the Okta platform is already in use by state government agencies including South Australia’s Department for Education, which is using it to power its educational passport EdPass, as well as local councils such as the City of Greater Dandenong in Victoria.

Last year, Okta secured US Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program High Authorisation, a similar certification standard used in the US.

Image credit: iStock.com/TexBR

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