William Saito is a Japanese-American entrepreneur and cyber security expert. Saito created I/O Software. The company helped influence the Japanese software space while creating authentication tools.
William Saito grew up near Silicon Valley during a time period when the tech industry was on the rise. Saito bought a computer to help develop his math, science, and English skills. Saito knew at an early age that he had the mind of an engineer. He enjoyed taking things apart. That skill allowed Saito to create his own software company.
How Companies Should Deal With The Threat Of Cyber Attacks
Many companies and organizations are trying to figure out ways to stop ransomware. Ransomware is a cyber attack that involves user data being encrypted and held hostage until a ransom is paid. The threat of ransomware is expected to continue to rise. To fight ransomware and other cyber attacks, it’s important that those in leadership have the right mindset to defeat this issue. Here are several tips to help companies deal with cyber attacks.
Do Not Blame The Victim
Blaming the victim will make the situation even worse. This may cause employees to try to fix the issue themselves or possibly even avoid talking about it at all.
Avoid Making Excuses
There are some companies who fail to stay up to date with the latest technology. Look into adding new security measures to all of your products. Many companies are adding application white lists to help prevent unauthorized downloads. The easiest way to protect your company from being hit by a malware bug is by updating your software.
Resist The Thought Of Disconnect
Disconnecting from the internet will help hackers figure out where your most important data is stored. Computers that stay offline are rarely updated and monitored. Staying disconnected may cause hackers to create a feeder system to help receive information. There are more risks than benefits involved with disconnecting from the internet.
Promote Open Communication
If there is a problem with the company’s network, report it as soon as possible. This will help create a trusting culture in the workforce, where people will quickly report things and take action when it is necessary. Failing to report issues in a timely manner will only lead to more problems.
In town for Interpol World 2017, William Saito, special adviser to Japan’s cabinet, talks about the Japan-EU trade deal and the third arrow in Abenomics.