Category Archives: Cyber Security

William Saito: Security Is His Future

Published / by WT23

William Saito is an internationally known Japanese American who has earned respectability as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, economic and cyber security advisor and lectureversed in the above mentioned. He has spoken to university audiences, consulted before the Japanese government on cyber security and addressed economic forums including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Saito has been instrumental in helping form several public and private companies throughout Japan and is on the boards of many of these. William Saito spent his younger years attending elementary school in Japan, middle school and beyond in the United States. He is said to have struggled with English as a second language, but exhibited mental prowess in math.

During his teen years, Saito translated US software produced by electronic manufacturers in Japan back into the native tongue for those respective companies. A few years later, he was successful in creating ware for biometric security and sold the product for a sizeable income at age 33. Saito decided to return to Japan and soon thereafter established an international cyber security advisory firm. In part, consulting funds provide annual scholarships for a small handful of students to study abroad for one year. The year away from the home country allows each student to note Japan’s strong points and weak points from the outside. On return, it is felt they will be better able to affect change once established in the vocational sphere.

William Saito returned to Japan in the early 2000s to help revive an economy that had been stagnant for some time. He attributed this to an aging population along with the potential of women and youth being largely ignored. Moreover, he feels corporate Japan needs to not only plan how it will use its workforce but work collectively to do this. To that extent he has published a book in hopes that this will spur action.

To those entering the workforce, Saito advises joining companies that show promise in the long-run compared to one that may be riding the popularity mill at the moment. Saito believes Japan can have a major role in information communication technology and cyber security – if it prepares a strategy to be a global player at the present.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Saito

I was Hacked Once, But Even One Time Is Too Much

Published / by WT23

According to a recently released article by Investing News, researchers have observed a substantial increase in costly cybercrimes between 2013 and 2015. After reading this astonishing statistic, I’m not that surprised that I was hacked last week. The article titled “Why is Cybersecurity Important?” addressed the increasing threat and severity of cybercrimes and the steps that the government can take to prevent these attacks from happening again.

 

A few months ago, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to allow federal agencies the power to manage cyber threats. During President Barack Obama’s term, he wanted to set aside $19 billion for resolving and preventing cyber attacks. Trump and Obama’s efforts toward mitigating cyber attacks should give us an indication of the severity of these crimes. I’m grateful for their efforts because I was hacked, and I don’t want to be hacked again.

 

Following the cyber attacked, I decided to use a private and secure service called Rubica. This sophisticated software acts as a barrier between my computer and the malicious outside world. Once the app is downloaded, Rubica will work behind the scenes to ensure that my information is never compromised again. Rubica can also prevent other people from cyber attacks. I was hacked once and even once is too much.