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Claim of $400 Billion in Fraud Was a Big One, and Good for ID.me (3)

Jan. 20, 2022, 6:14 PM

If you were writing a techno-thriller, you’d give your hero a backstory like Blake Hall’s. He’s a Harvard MBA, an alumnus of McKinsey & Co.’s ultracompetitive summer associate program, and comes from a family with a proud military tradition. He’s a decorated Army Ranger who saw action in Iraq; his dad was an Army brigade commander; his grandfather fought off a Nazi assault in World War II. Now he’s the co-founder of a cybersecurity company who peppers his conversations with battlefield jargon, offering his mea culpas with pledges to do pushups as self-inflicted punishment. “I feel a moral duty ...