William Sato is a Japanese-American businessman who works in the tech industry. Much of his career has been about internet security and keeping systems secure, including the positions he has had within the Japanese Government. He says that the internet quickly became a very important part of many people’s lives. It is pretty easy to not remember that most people began using the internet just 15 years ago although it’s been around in one form or another much longer, 45 years in fact.
The big problem is that it is changing so fast and so much is being added to it that things are being implemented haphazardly. William Sato says this has resulted in gaping holes of security that hackers can pretty easily exploit. Programmers are adding security as just an afterthought rather than the bedrock of new technology. He says that due to this internet security is in terrible shape and it, unfortunately, is just getting worse.
William Sato was named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Japan” by Nikkei. He started developing programs early in life and sold his software company to Microsoft in 2005. He then moved to Tokyo, Japan, and established another company called InTecur. This is a venture capital and consulting firm that focuses on the tech industry. He has also held several positions in the Japanese government.
He also wrote a book called, “An Unprogrammed Life: Adventures of an Incurable Entrepreneur” which is available on Amazon for $25.71 in paperback form. William Sato’s book talks about his life growing up, his college years, and his professional life since. He talks about the companies he has created and what it means to be an entrepreneur.
He also covers in this book his time doing consulting work around the world. William Sato has consulted for the Japanese government, the United Kingdom, Russia, and the U.S. Department of Defense’s Counter-Terrorism Unit. The book is said to be a pretty inspiring read, especially when it comes to entrepreneurship and the drive to create new businesses from scratch in the technology industry.