To Secure or De-secure?

Hitoshi Kokumai
2 min readSep 25, 2022

To Secure Or Not Secure? (That Should NEVER Be The Question)

This Hanno Ekdahl’s cybersecurity newsletter inspired me to write this post.

‘To Secure or Not Secure’ is one thing. ‘To Secure or De-secure’ is another.

The latter is the issue that we have to tackle in the sphere of Digital Identity. It refers to the threat of “passwordless” authentication schemes that destroy the defense that the conventional password system somehow provides.

Disagree? — You are invited to have a glance at this post “Cognitive Pitfall over Password Removal”

Frightening is that this security-destructive ‘passwordless’ solutions are not touted by a small number of non-professionals but promoted by not a few ‘security professionals’ and big IT players that dominate the global tech media.

Interested to know more? — Here is a collection of related blogs “LOSS of Security Taken for GAIN of Security”

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Hitoshi Kokumai

Advocate of ‘Identity Assurance by Our Own Volition and Memory’, Inventor of Expanded Password System and Founder of Mnemonic Identity Solutions Limited in UK.