Digital Identity , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , ID Theft

Using Passwordless Authentication for Identity Management

Axiata Digital's Krishnan Offers Insights on Implementation
Shankar Krishnan, CISO and head of information security at Axiata Digital

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.


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is Associate Editor at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.




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