William Saito: The G7’s Opportunity To Push Cybersecurity As A Business Enabler


G7 leaders are gathering this month in Japan, and the meeting is a huge opportunity to position cybersecurity as an enabler of business growth, writes William Saito, CSO and Vice Chairman, Japan, at Palo Alto Networks, in a new article for the World Economic Forum.

G7 leaders, notes William, “must collaborate with stakeholders in business, academia and civil society to promote the secure expansion of ICT. It can enhance efficiency and productivity, as well as add value and real revenue growth – not only in developed countries but developing ones as well. The Internet should be considered fundamental to economic development like roads, water and electricity; this is something that funding and aid agencies should focus on more.

Read the full article for William’s thoughts on “whack-a-mole security,” shifting mindsets among business leaders concerned about security, and what the G7 can learn from organizations such as the Internet Governance Forum.

[Palo Alto Networks Research Center]

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