Governance & Risk Management , Identity Governance & Administration , Zero Trust

Zero Trust: It's All About Managing Access

Axiata Digital's Shankar Krishnan on His Zero Trust Journey
Shankar Krishnan, CISO and group head of security at Axiata Digital

The zero trust journey for Axiata Digital was all about least privilege to identity and access to networks and workloads, says Shankar Krishnan, CISO and group head of information security at the Malaysian multinational company.

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Shankar says Axiata Digital wanted to ensure that the journey encompassed people, workloads and devices. "Our entire objective when we set out on this path was: How we can minimize our attack surface?" he says. "We are on cloud, and we wanted to cloud-enable zero trust so that we can privatize access to cloud."

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Shankar discusses:

  • Axiata Digital's approach to zero trust;
  • The hurdles the company faced during the zero trust journey;
  • How Axiata Digital made it past the obstacles.

Shankar is the CISO and group head of information security at Axiata Digital. He has more than 15 years of industry experience in information technology.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including 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, such as DNA and Times of India.

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