Many of the most accurate, factual and deliberately comprehensive articles that William Saito has written are found in Forbes. It is there that people can learn the most insightful ideas that William Saito has about the pressing challenges, demands and issues that companies face while operating in a complex digital environment. And this includes cyberattacks and cybersecurity. In one article from Saito featured in Forbes, he even cited some of the factors that a company should consider to empower a company’s staff in addressing such challenges.
He cited in the article that right now, companies are still struggling with cybersecurity. They still haven’t gotten the right, most secure programs that can protect them from what Saito would call ransomware. There’s also evidence that the threat of cyberattack is even getting more intensified as the hackers are becoming more sophisticated. It is then important to get the right security programs that would empower the I.T. specialists in the company to do what they’re supposed to do.
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One of the many ways to address such cybersecurity issue is first not to blame the victim. The I.T. personnel who are doing their best to protect the data of the company should not be ostracized. Even if the issue is already remedied, it’s still safe to say that the bad guy is still out there, preparing for another attack. Saito also added that the usual idea of disconnecting from the internet would also not be a solution. It is harder to protect a computer without an internet. It’s harder to update its anti-malware software and other tools to battle the online threats once it becomes connected to the web, or when a USB drive is connected to it.
Saito also shared that disabling the WIFI or banning the workforce to use any internet connection in the company is also not the most intuitive way to address the problem. The best way so far is to make sure that there’s an automatic system in the database that alerts the company’s I.T. if there’s a suspicious digital activity in the company’s network.
About William Saito
William Saito is the famous software entrepreneur from Japan who was a former political strategist to the country. He was also the founder and owner of I/O software company, which he was able to successfully sell to Microsoft in 2000 when he was only 34 years old. He is also Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998.