William Saito was named in 1998 as the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year. He received this award from his hard work starting at the age of 10. His parents bought him a computer, and he took it apart and reconnected everything. His knowledge of software grew with age, and he was running his own business by the time he was in college. He is known as the world’s expert in computer security.
He has a lot to say about cyber-security. He writes in an article that the world has developed the internet to be a powerful tool that is capable of growing even more. Although the internet as we know it is not even 15 years old, he says that there could be more mobile devices connected online than computers. Toasters, refrigerators and washing machines are developing smart technologies which will only continue to develop as time goes on. Yet, he has a complaint.
The world has continued developing the internet, but they had neglected to keep their information secure. He notes that many companies are constantly being hacked. He provides a saying that is common in the business world; there are companies which have been hacked, and there are companies that don’t know that they have been hacked. William Saito provides a picture of what can happen if this trend continues. He says that the population will not trust their information online, and the internet will cease to be a world tool.
He suggests fixing the problem through a massive council of an unprecedented scale. From small businesses to municipal governments, data security should be addressed in a never seen before fashion. Security will take point when considering how to develop technologies to prevent hackers and keep data safe. William writes that the consequences of developing the internet without proper security are disastrous.
William Saito has published his own autobiography called “An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur.” He explains his childhood and his experiences growing up in a world that was developing progress in computer engineering. He recounts his professional experiences, and offers advice for budding entrepreneurs who wish to develop technologies to aid human development.