Access Management , COVID-19 , Digital Identity

Implementing an IAM Framework for a Hybrid Workforce

Tricor Group’s Cybersecurity Head Varun Kakkar on the Deployment Strategy
Varun Kakkar, group head of cybersecurity at Tricor Group.

A comprehensive IAM program requires integration with HR and legacy systems to enable multifactor authentication, SaaS, and Identity-as-a-Service to provide secure user access and a secure user experience, says Hong Kong-based Varun Kakkar, group head of cybersecurity at Tricor Group.

See Also: Shift From Perimeter-Based to Identity-Based Security

“IAM is at the center of security,” Kakkar says. He adds that the COVID-19 pandemic and hybrid working have made it even more important to have a comprehensive IAM strategy because "Security needs to travel with the user."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Kakkar also discusses:

  • Integrating a PAM strategy with the IAM framework;
  • Challenges in implementing passwordless authentication;
  • The importance of the single sign-on approach.

Kakkar is the group head of cybersecurity at Tricor Group. He has more than 13 years of experience in IT and security, and his specialties include understanding local and international regulations and compliance. In an earlier stint with a large SI, he worked hands-on to deliver end-to-end infosec, cybersecurity, and infrastructure solutions.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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