Using Passwordless Authentication for Identity ManagementAxiata Digital's Krishnan Offers Insights on Implementation
A shift to passwordless authentication would help mitigate the risk of phishing attacks and identity theft, says Malaysia-based Shankar Krishnan, CISO and head of information security at Axiata Digital, which provides telecommunications-focused digital and IT services and solutions.
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"Overall, passwordless authentication derives from the same principle as the digital certificate wherein a cryptographic key pair with private and public key is used," Krishnan says.
In this video interview with Information Security Media, Krishnan also discusses:
- Tools to help mitigate the risks of phishing attacks;
- How passwordless authentication helps in curbing identity theft;
- The challenges involved in shifting to passwordless authentication.
Shankar is CISO and head of information security at Axiata Digital. Shankar, is an executive leader with more than 15 years of industry experience and exceptional blend of information technology and leadership expertise.