According to Brett Johnson, a cybersecurity and cybercrime expert who has worked in the field for over 20 years, facial recognition is not a bad tool, but how it is used can make it look bad.
“The use that ID.me makes of our personal data is somewhat troubling, to say the least. At one point, the CEO explains that they had to keep our data for seven years because of regulations.
He recently stated that we have the option of erasing that information if we so desire. So it appears that some dishonesty is taking place “Johnson makes this claim. In the midst of the IRS reversal, ID.me has come up with an alternative solution.
“The idea of a government agency requiring citizens to hand over their personal information and then profiting from that information is not something I believe in.
This raises the stakes in our battle against terrorism.”
Video interviews with Information Security Media Group are also discussed in the video interview by Johnson.
- The benefits and drawbacks of using facial recognition systems
- Problems associated with ID.me
- Authentication will be a lengthy process.
Johnson, dubbed “The Original Internet Godfather” by the Secret Service, was a key figure in the cybercrime world for more than two decades. ShadowCrew, the forerunner of today’s darknet markets, was founded and led by him.
Many types of online fraud, including identity theft, account takeover, fraudulent use of a credit card when the cardholder is not physically present, and IRS tax evasion, have been made possible thanks to Johnson’s contributions.
Johnson is currently employed as a cybersecurity consultant and public speaker in the field.