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, Forbes, the Atlantic, Bloomberg BNA, Dark Reading, Network World, Infosecurity, eWeek, HRPS, ThreatPost, 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.

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


3 Ways Modern Retailers Can Minimize Enterprise Mobility Risks

Retailers must make sure their remote employees know how to keep data secure.

October 9th, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | smarter identity


Three Strategies For A Secure Hybrid Enterprise

With the right blend of cloud systems, organizations can respond swiftly to both internal and external factors, be it a large batch of new hires or a sudden shift in customer needs. But, as I’ve experienced working with organizations on their security upgrades, taking advantage of this scalability starts with overcoming the challenge of connecting your cloud and legacy physical resources.

September 19th, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | smarter identity, security and compliance


May 31, 2017 Security Incident (UPDATED June 8, 2017)

Today we detected unauthorized access to OneLogin data in our US data region. We have since blocked this unauthorized access and reported the matter to law enforcement.

May 31st, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos


Looking Back: Security and Compliance Milestones in 2016

The start of the year is always a time to reflect on the past 12 months and discuss trends for the future. 2016 was quite a year for cybersecurity. If it were a war, there would be many songs of battles lost and not many of battles won. But such is the nature of cybersecurity. In that spirit, OneLogin continued to invest in our security and privacy programs, rolling out several initiatives to strengthen our defenses for 2017 and beyond.

January 9th, 2017 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance


5 Strategies to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity Posture

There have been too many instances in 2016 of human error causing company data to be compromised, from the Snapchat breach, where an attacker posed as one of the company’s chief executives to trick an employee into releasing employee financial data, to the Seagate incident where a senior HR executive became the victim of a sophisticated phishing scheme, resulting in employee tax information being exposed.

October 31st, 2016 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance


Why We Need National Cyber Security Awareness Month

In a post-Snowden, post-Heartbleed era, it is easy to declare cybersecurity as one of the more important issues impacting most global citizens. Around the world, Internet access is fast becoming a monthly utility bill instead of a luxury item, and this means that a large portion of the world’s population is not only reaping the benefits, but also dealing with the risks of a highly interconnected environment.

October 11th, 2016 | Posted by Alvaro Hoyos | security and compliance