I want to take you back to the mid 70’s, picture a young Japenese-American boy sitting in front of his computer. Does this seem like Russia’s lead consultant for cybersecurity? Maybe not at the time but now years later for William Saito, this dream is a reality. Programming from a very young age this child prodigy was handed an internship for computer programming…at the age of 10. William Saito then went on to start his very own software firm in college. Developing new security measures such as fingerprint recognition for him was just another day at the office. Before he decided to sell his company, then called I/O Software, to Microsoft he landed Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998. He later went on to write a very interesting book on it called An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur.
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.
Now, what does all this have to do with Russia’s cybersecurity consultant? The answer’s simple William Saito used all of his knowledge about computers and programming to catapult Russia into a world-leading edge of cybersecurity. Working with CEO of major companies such as Google, Apple, Twitter, and Cisco William Saito has made a name for himself as a cybersecurity consultant to Russia’s world leader. In fact, he has become so well known that he was invited to Russia by their leading technology company Renovo.
In conclusion, William Saito is Russia’s secret weapon when it comes to cybersecurity and has a very creative mind that gives him a unique edge in the computer world. I highly doubt that we have seen the last of Russia’s technological advances, especially if William Saito has anything to say about it. To quote his wonderfully written book “Some people enjoy crossword puzzles or brain twisters, and others, like me, enjoy getting inside the software to see how it works.” I believe he is having as much fun creating these technological marvels as we do watch him.