Blog Posts by Alvaro Hoyos

About the Author

Alvaro Hoyos leads OneLogin’s risk management, security, and compliance efforts. He also works with prospects, customers and vendors to help them understand OneLogin’s security, confidentiality, availability, and privacy posture and how it works alongside, or in support of, customer’s own risk management model. Alvaro has over 15 years in the IT sector and prior to joining OneLogin, helped startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies with their security and data privacy compliance efforts. His commentary and articles have been featured in several publications, including CIO, CSO, Network World, Infosecurity, eWeek, and Help Net Security. Alvaro is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and has a B.B.A in M.I.S. and a M.S. in M.I.S. from Florida International University.

Updated: Response to SAML Toolkit Vulnerability Notice

Please note that there is no action required for users of the OneLogin platform itself; the required action is for developers that maintain apps that depend on any of the toolkits listed in the security advisory to use the provided patched versions.

February 27th, 2018 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance

How Financial Organizations can Keep Biometric Data Secure

When adopting “something you are” passwords, it is crucial that companies understand how to safely store biometric data to ensure that they aren't subjecting their employees to identity theft.

February 12th, 2018 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance

How to Leverage HR During an M&A

Many executives fail to see the larger role HR can play during and post-integration.

January 9th, 2018 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | smarter identity

Protect Business Data with Endpoint Management Security

An organization’s data is only as secure as its endpoints. Over the last few years, a perfect storm of workforce and technology trends have collided making endpoint management a Sisyphean task.

December 11th, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | smarter identity

Keep Calm And Cloud On: Migrating Complete Environments To The Cloud In Stormy Skies

While organizations take great pains to ensure their cloud providers are following best security practices, they often fail to adhere to these same procedures when migrating their applications and infrastructure.

December 4th, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance

Your Employee’s Laptop is Stolen. Now What?

When a laptop is stolen, it’s only natural to get a company’s IT department involved. But as employee identities become more complex and when sensitive data is at risk, it’s equally important to involve the human resources department as well.

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | smarter identity

The Challenge of Protecting Company Data

| Since the dawn of the information age, businesses have been using “something you know” passwords to secure access to company data. However, in today’s data-breach-of-the-week landscape, the password is no longer a sufficient method of protecting precious information.

November 6th, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | smarter identity

GDPR and the Pursuit of Readiness

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is on the radar of most companies, including OneLogin.

November 1st, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance

How To Keep Employees From Putting Your Data At Risk?

In an effort to minimize the cyber risks brought on by your own employees, here are three security solutions that HR executives should consider.

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | smarter identity

A Ghost Story – The haunting presence of an ex-employee

Lurking behind every policy, best practice and guideline is a world that often gets neglected. What happens when an employee leaves the company?

October 17th, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance