The rapid growth of technology brought up the widespread need for cybersecurity. What is cyber security? Well, simply put, it means online data protection. William Saito, the Japan-American businessman, developed an interest in this essential part of the internet at a young age. His passion for tech drove his career and now, he is a renowned cybersecurity expert with a vast experience in the industry.
“I’ve been involved in the technology industry since its early inception and almost every step of the way has been due to a result of other people believing in my talent, ability, and ingenuity,” Saito said. Well, for him to be a technology geek he is now, he has traveled a long journey. His career started taking shape when he was in college.
While studying, he started I/O Software, a security software company. The company hit the ground running when it was contracted by NEC, a Japanese software company, to perform software translation. Saito’s challenge was not having an office for his company and he had to improvise something to make the Japanese company believe in them. “In the span of a few days we rented office space, staffed desks with computers we “borrowed” from the school, invited our friends and their girlfriends to sit at the desks and fill out the office,” said William Saito.
That worked out well and before long, he was the CEO of I/O Software, Inc and devoted his time and efforts to make the company grow. He worked on various projects in different companies and before long, he was a big name in the tech industry.
While working at Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation commission as a Chief Technology Officer, he gained a deeper understanding of disaster prevention and management. His approach to cybersecurity entails adding an element of risk management to IT security implementation. Small errors could lead to a major disaster. William Saito is focused on looking for ways to safeguard companies from minor mismanagement that could cause a disaster down the line.
The tech master is working hard to help companies protect themselves against cybersecurity disasters. Among the many insights he shares about cyber-attacks, he fronts avoiding myths, normalcy bias, and blame games as well as vigilance as a good approach while dealing with cybersecurity.