It may not be commonly known that the internet has been around for about 45 years. It only just became more publicly available about 15 years ago. The internet began as a method for scientists and scholars to send messages to each other before it became a common commodity in most people’s lives. The internet seems to pretty much be integrated into the lives of the majority of the population because of its benefits. Author William Saito believes that the reason for the mass spread of availability of the internet is not due to faster speeds or the creation of the World Wide Web, but because of a development that is not seen by most: security.
William Saito goes on to explain how security is vital when using the internet. The reasons are because it information security allows us to maintain privacy, integrity, availability, and authentication. Without the security of information, all business communication and transactions stop. Not only that, but a great majority of personal lives would also be disrupted. The author also points out that soon there might be more household appliances online than computers. His concern is that the security of new technology is not being implemented into the design from the ground up. For William, security should be a priority.
William Saito is recognized as one of the top 100 most influential people for Japan. He was born in California and learned software programming in elementary. He eventually started his own company while still in high school. William Saito was named entrepreneur of the year in 1998 by USA Today, NASDAQ, and Ernst & Young, and was recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on encryption, biometric authentication, and cyber security. He sold his business to Microsoft and then moved to Tokyo in 2005. That’s when he founded another company called InTecur.
William Saito wrote a book titled “An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures Of An Incurable Entrepreneur”. It is the story about him as a child prodigy and his remarkable entrepreneurial accomplishments. The book tells a story of how he was a self-taught genius that became a savvy, serial business success story.