Chris Niggel is the Regional CSO, Americas at Okta, where he is responsible for corporate security compliance, third-party risk, and responding to customer security inquiries. Prior to Okta, Chris spent 6 years leading the adoption of Cloud Technologies at LinkedIn, helping them grow from 350 to over 6,800 employees. He started his career designing, developing, and delivering content management, system administration, and messaging solutions for customers such as Nestle, Cisco, AMD, Telus, and the US Department of Defense. During the winters, Chris has almost 15 years experience as a Ski Patroller, search & rescue, and teaching ski mountaineering & outdoor survival.
An identity-first security approach is no longer a nicety – it’s now a necessity. By adopting an identity-first mindset, security leaders drive better security outcomes while solving real business challenges.