Laura Pelkey

Laura is on the Security Communications team at Salesforce, and a former Salesforce Administrator. She is obsessed with making the internet a more secure place one admin at a time.

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Salesforce Security: Enhanced Visibility with Freemium and Premium Tools

Salesforce Admins have access to a variety of tools that provide visibility into the security of their Salesforce orgs. At Salesforce, we believe in a holistic approach to security that addresses both low-hanging fruit (like easy-to-fix settings) as well as more complex needs. To help admins with this, Salesforce offers native dashboards and reporting tools […]

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Enhance User Security with the Principle of Least Privilege

You’ve likely heard us talk about the importance of the principle of least privilege (PLP) by now, but if you’re still not familiar, let me break it down for you. The PoLP is a cornerstone of modern cybersecurity. Essentially, the principle states that users should have the minimum access needed to do their jobs, and […]

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5 Steps Every Admin Should Take to Secure Their Org

At Salesforce, we build security into our products and processes from the ground up. But our commitment to delivering secure products is only half the story because we believe security is a shared responsibility between Salesforce and our customers. As an admin, you have a unique opportunity to become a security advocate — or champion, […]


Tips To Increase MFA Adoption in a Multi-Cloud Environment

You may have seen the announcement we recently made that beginning on February 1, 2022, Salesforce will start requiring all customers to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA). If so, you already know that MFA is one of the easiest, most effective ways to help prevent unauthorized account access and safeguard your Salesforce data. And in case […]


Everything Admins Need to Know About the MFA Requirement

It feels like we’ve talked about security a lot in the past year, doesn’t it? Whether you tuned into #LowCodeLove on Trailhead Live, read about washing your hands, or listened to one of our favorite Salesforce MVPs talk about her experience rolling out MFA, it’s been top of mind. At Salesforce, we’re always thinking of […]


Multi-Factor Authentication: As Easy as Washing Your Hands!

How many times a day do you wash your hands? If you think this seems like an absurd question, and totally unrelated to security, you’re wrong… kind of. How are security and health connected? Both require good personal hygiene, a concept as familiar as washing your hands or (you guessed it!) brushing your teeth. So, […]

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Be a Security-Minded Admin

Understanding the basics of security is critically important to being an #AwesomeAdmin. As a steward of valuable data, you have the opportunity to be an important asset to your company by managing it with security in mind. Increasing your own cybersecurity knowledge allows you to play a role in not only safeguarding your company’s data […]


Managing Security for Multiple Orgs Just Got Easier

It’s becoming more important every day to ensure you’re taking every step possible to secure your applications and data – but complex enterprise software isn’t always easy to secure.  Password policies? Session Security? Clickjacking and CSRF protections? Sometimes it’s difficult to even know where to start! … And that’s why we created Security Health Check. […]


Security Updates in Spring ‘18

Every Spring season brings with it the opportunity for a fresh start. Another thing that Spring brings every year: a new Salesforce release! What better time to think about making some updates to the way you secure your data? In this post, we’ll highlight some of the most important security updates for Admins in the […]