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India leads in adoption and usage of multi-factor authentication: Report

  • IBEF
  • September 29, 2022

According to the 2022 Thales Access Management Index, India experienced the world's highest growth in the usage of multi-factor authentication (MFA) as a result of the security threats associated with remote work. MFA usage in India reached 66% in 2022, up 19% from the global average of 56%.

MFA is a security mechanism that requires multiple methods of credential authentication in order to allow an online transaction or log into an account. A good example is Google's two-factor authentication for Gmail login.

The survey also indicated that internal and non-IT personnel were increasingly using MFA, with adoption rising to 40% in 2022 from 34% in 2021.

Additionally, 84% of IT professionals worldwide expressed confidence in their user access security systems to enable secure and convenient remote work.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.