Intertrust and LINE 2nd Security Summit Gathers Global Experts to Examine the State of Trust in the Digital Age

Tokyo and Sunnyvale CA – November 28, 2017, Intertrust and LINE Corporation co-hosted the 2nd Security Summit on enabling digital trust at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center on November 14th. Experts from academia, public policy, and industry presented the latest research on emerging technologies, and discussed current market trends in security and policies around the subject of privacy vs. access to data.

Each panel and speech emphasized the trends driving change in information security. But above all others, the significance of the upcoming European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) received much attention. Due to be implemented on May 25, 2018, many speakers pointed to the expected impact of GDPR and warned that most companies and governments are largely unprepared. Any missteps could prove to be very costly and extremely damaging to an organization’s reputation and bottom line.

Distinguished speakers at the Summit included award-winning computer scientists with expertise in secure systems, and privacy protection. Among them were:

  • Dr. Herbert Lin, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Dr. Eli Noam, Columbia University
  • Ms. Megan Stifel, Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
  • Ms. Kirsten Rulf, Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University
  • Mr. Steve Hunt, Director, North Carolina Cybersecurity, Design & Innovation Centers
  • Mr. Kuo-Wei Wu, Board Member, Chunghwa Telecom and former Board Member, ICANN
  • Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan, RSA Security

Megan Stifel, from the Brent Scrowcroft Center on International Security said, “The LINE and Intertrust Security Summit brought together a diverse set of experts in cybersecurity and privacy in a well-curated, intimate, day-long discussion that offered content to enable participants to think more thoughtfully about the future of the digital economy.”

Steve Hunt, Director of the North Carolina Cybersecurity, Design & Innovation Center added, “The Security Summit produced one provocative idea after the next. I was surprised how the audience, speakers, and panels kept the dialogue flowing.”

Intertrust and LINE both recognize the need to maintain this momentum and to keep these topics top of mind. They agreed to host a third Security Summit in Tokyo during the spring of 2018. The companies are also planning to expand the 4th Summit soon in a yet-to-be-announced geography.

Intertrust is a leader and pioneer in the field of trusted distributed computing technologies. Intertrust’s Secure Systems division provides a host of world-class solutions for application protection, distributed key management, and personalization. These products protect data and devices around the world in areas ranging from consumer electronics to banking, healthcare, and automotive.

“Design-in-Privacy should be a basic practice in the future Internet business,” said Kuo-Wei Wu, a board member of Chungwa Telecom, “and industry and technical communities should be involved in government policy design.”

LINE, Japan’s leading messenger platform is a technology leader and supports hundreds of millions of users via their mobile apps. To protect user privacy and data, LINE employs top of class secure systems experts and partners with best of breed technology companies like Intertrust.

“With security and privacy growing ever more important to consumers and businesses alike, we thought it was imperative to talk about trust in the digital age,” said Takeshi Nakayama, CPO/CISO of LINE Corporation. “By working with Intertrust on this Summit series, LINE is working hard to ensure our services remain safe and secure for all.”

“This conference series provides a unique platform to bring together leaders from academia and industry to look at the future of application security. We’re excited to partner with LINE,” said Dave Maher, CTO of Intertrust. “Between Line’s formidable market presence in Asia and overall growth trajectory world-wide, and Intertrust’s 27-year history in developing technologies for secure, distributed computing, we hope to continue to bring value to the market and draw attention to the most pressing matters surrounding information security.”

The 2nd Security Summit was held in San Francisco’s Fort Mason on November 14th, 2017. More information about the event is available here:

About Intertrust Technologies Corporation

Intertrust provides trusted computing products and services to leading global corporations – from mobile and CE manufacturers and service providers to enterprise software platform companies. These products include the world’s leading digital rights management, software tamper resistance and privacy-driven data platforms for AdTech, DNA storage, and IoT.

Founded in 1990, Intertrust is based in Silicon Valley, with regional offices in London, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. The Company has a legacy of invention, and its fundamental contributions in the areas of computer security and digital trust are globally recognized. Intertrust holds hundreds of patents that are key to Internet security, trust, and privacy management components of operating systems, trusted mobile code and networked operating environments, web services, and cloud computing.

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About LINE Corporation

Based in Japan, LINE Corporation (NYSE:LN/TSE:3938) is dedicated to the mission of “Closing the Distance,” bringing together information, services and people. The LINE messaging app launched in June 2011 and since then has grown into a diverse, global ecosystem that includes camera apps, AI technology, and more.

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