Does HMG now recognise the nature of the ID market-place?

Does HMG now recognise the nature of the ID market-place?

"We are working with cybersecurity experts to ensure we are clear about the threats to the online process and we are confident that the providers announced today will offer and effective, safe and free to use identity service for future online benefit claims." I suspect there is a lot of nifty footwork ahead in order for the providers to live up to his confidence at a price DWP is willing to pay.