Slack Enhances Platform Security Amid Rapid Expansion And Heightened Risk – Cybersecurity Dive

Slack enhances platform security amid rapid expansion and heightened risk – Cybersecurity Dive

The enterprise messaging platform has faced increased customer concerns about security and privacy.
The rapid transition to remote work during the pandemic was a boon for Slack adoption. In the new environment, where major companies are shifting to permanently hybrid environments, some workers split time between the workplace, a home office and working remotely on extended business trips. 
That shift in the primary office environment has led to major concerns about how companies can secure an expanded perimeter, while at the same time maintaining the privacy of customers, many of whom do almost all their work messaging via Slack. 
“Based on customer feedback and requests from companies like Okta and others, we’ve begun rolling out additional tools that address the security challenges brought on by this new kind of work,” said Kevin Clark, VP of security at Slack. 
Okta was part of Slack’s audit UI pilot and the companies have had ongoing conversations around anomaly events, according to a spokesperson for Slack.
“Defending against modern attacks requires active participation from all technology vendors and we must adopt a shared-fate mindset with our customers,” Eric Karlinsky, Okta’s group product manager on its Zero Trust team, said in the Slack announcement.
Earlier this month, Slack had to reset the passwords of 0.5% of its customers after a vulnerability called invite link allowed hashed passwords to be shared to other members. The vulnerability had been around for about five years. 
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