[Global]LINE and Intertrust 2nd Security Summit: Examining the State of Trust in the Digital Age

2017.12.08 LINE App

TOKYO – December 8, 2017 – LINE Corporation and Intertrust co-hosted the 2nd Security Summit on enabling digital trust, held at San Franciscos Fort Mason Center on November 14. Experts from academia, public policy, and industry delivered presentations about research, technology, and market trends in security and policy-making, focusing on the subject of privacy vs. access to data.



While the entire event explored the trends driving changes in information security, one area received especially intense attention: the significance of the upcoming European Unions GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). With the GDPR set to take effect in May 2018, many speakers emphasized the regulations expected impact and warned that most companies and governments are entirely unprepared. Any missteps could prove to be both very costly and extremely damaging to organizations reputations 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 Scowcroft 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. 


While Steve Hunt, director of the North Carolina Cybersecurity, Design & Innovation Center, said, From breakfast to afternoon cocktails, the Security Summit produced one provocative idea after the next. I was surprised how the audience, speakers, and panels kept the dialogue flowing.


LINE and Intertrust, in recognition of the need to maintain this momentum and to keep these topics at the top of the agenda, agreed to host a third Security Summit in Tokyo during the first half of 2018. The companies are also planning to add a fourth Summit soon, in a yet-to-be-announced timing and location.


Intertrust is a leader and pioneer in the field of trusted distributed computing technologies. Intertrusts 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. 


To protect user privacy and data, LINE employs top-of-class secure systems experts and partners with leading 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. Were excited to partner with LINE,” said Dave Maher, CTO of Intertrust. Between Lines formidable market presence in Asia and overall growth trajectory world-wide, and Intertrusts 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.


More information about the 2nd Security Summit, held in San Francisco, is available here: