News Article on the Bright Internet Global Summit 12/12/18

Global Cybersecurity Summit in San Francisco, CA

By Jialin Li, Reporter for World Journal SF LLC on 12/13/18

Translated in English by Elise Jiang, Stanford University

Original article in Chinese:

Experts on cyber-related issues from all over the world come together to discuss the future of cybersecurity technology. (Reporter Jialin Li/ photographer)

The “Bright Internet Global Summit 2018” held in San Francisco on December 12, 2018 was jointly hosted by Stanford University US-Asia Technology Management Center, KAIST Bright Internet Research Center, and WISP 2018 AIS SIG of Information Security & Privacy.  The summit focused on perfecting Bright Internet cybersecurity technologies, as well as providing a global platform for the exchange of visions and research outcomes. At the same time, it named China as a testing ground to examine whether  such cybersecurity technologies will prove successful and if they could be further promoted.

The summit revolved around paradigms of transformation in Bright Internet, cybersecurity, and cyber privacy, discussing the prospect of designing the next generation of the web upon the foundation of Bright Internet technologies. This shall derive from measuring and motivating the origin responsibility and trust, polishing the business development of Bright Internet Initiatives, and balancing the prevention and protection of cybersecurity related issues.

Organizing committee member Professor Jae Kyu Lee (right) of Southern University of Science and Technology and Professor Xing Li of Tsinghua University (left). (Reporter Jialin Li / photographer)

Professor Jae Kyu Lee of Southern University of Science and Technology on the organizing committeesuggests that this summit was put together out of a desire to refine “Bright Internet” initiatives. Bright Internet refers to strengthening the web’s degree of safety, particularly in preventing the intrusion of threatening elements. To achieve this, we must not only reinforce the protection of IT systems, but also eliminate malicious anonymous origins.

He explains what people call “preventive cybersecurity paradigms” technology involves two layers, one is the protective layer to strengthen cybersecurity, the other is a preventive layer to diminish possible malicious anonymous origins. With the two combined together, the internet can become a much safer space. Simultaneously, this year’s plan is to execute such an initiative in China. Thus, the summit invited Professor Xing Li of Tsinghua University and Mr. Xiaosheng Tan, the CTO of 360 Technology Co. Ltd, to  discuss this proposal.

Xing Li is the Chief Technical Director of CERNET (China Education and Research Network). He states that CERNET is an open space for experimentation and will first implement technological tests there. He attended the summit to converse with experts on economics, political policies, international relations, and to discuss further refining cybersecurity technologies. This initiative has already launched on CERNET, and is gradually being perfected.

CTO Xiaosheng Tan of 360 Technology Co. Ltd expresses that he attended the summit to share insights on improving the business development of “Bright Internet” initiatives. To make the internet a safer space, all stakeholders in the research and development process must have motives, and more importantly, business development models to incentivize the support and cooperation from multiple parties. There are many wonderful designs that do not ultimately materialize because of the failure to tend to each stakeholder’s interests.

Mr. Tan states that the involvement of 360 Technology Co. Ltd is not just to provide technical support, but also to share its models and experiences on problems in balancing user experience and business development.