April 22 - 27, 2017 | Exhibits April 24 - 27 Las Vegas Convention Center

Cybersecurity and Content Protection Pavilion

Cybersecurity and Content Protection Pavilion

New in 2017  As the world continues to be increasingly dependent on the cloud and digital platforms, the need for elevated cybersecurity is at an all-time high. The Cybersecurity and Content Protection Pavilion features the leading companies securing the future of a digital world. Come learn how to protect your most valuable assets, programs, networks, data and ultimately your business from malicious activity. 

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Access to the Cybersecurity Pavilion is included with all registration types. Visit the Registration Packages page for additional information and to register.

Spotlight Sessions

This keynote will focus on the challenges facing the broadcast industry and steps we can take to secure the full chain. They have been a number of high profile breaches (TV5 and Sony). These had a single factor in common, the fact that basic cyber hygiene is missing. Action must be taken now by everyone in the industry in order to protect the availability, integrity and confidentiality where applicable. There are steps that some companies do better than others and the aim of the session is to call the industry to arms and start collaboration as well as education of all parties. Vendors need to implement security by design. The EBU, NABA, AIB and DPP currently have different working groups looking at various cyber standards; however a unified approach is necessary so that we can secure the full supply chain. From content creation, management systems to playout and broadcasting. With virtualization, cloud services, ip streams and big data analytics for personalized connect in focus, solutions are moving from traditional engineering to IT systems and some of the traditional cyber security methods will not be suitable for this. The potential impact of a broadcast stream being altered by a hostile nation state will be covered, as well as the impact of taking a stream off air. With the TV5 attack we have seen this happen; however, imagine if it took out a whole cable network - the revenue loss would be unsurmountable.

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E-mail, which is known to be inherently unsecure, is the primary form of communications used by production and post production entities around the world. How do we evolve beyond this practical model? Are file transfer technologies safe from the reaches of cyber-attacks? What are the best practices in moving content to-and-from air-gapped production networks and what safeguards are in place to secure content while in the DMZ? 

Produced in partnership with Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

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Over the past few years, Hollywood has been focused on evaluating their own internal security strategies to prepare and defend their critical enterprise infrastructure against cyberattacks. Have adequate, proactive steps been taken? Are there still gaps in the defense and are senior executives committed to funding such efforts? 

Produced in partnership with Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

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Your refrigerator might not be out to get you (yet), but your DVR surely is. While the Internet of Things promises countless benefits across industries and many facets of our daily lives, it's also opened the Internet to some of the most substantial cyberattacks in history. Hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected devices were leveraged as the source for attacks of an unprecedented scale. The list includes CCTV and DVR devices, satellite antenna equipment, networking devices such as routers, hotspots and modems, and storage devices, with many more devices just as open to abuse. Hackers took advantage of vulnerabilities in these devices to flood high-profile websites and Internet infrastructure providers with malicious traffic that compromised and even brought down entirely numerous sites and services. This presentation will examine more closely the types of devices that were involved in the attacks and how hackers were able to take control of those devices to direct massive amounts of crippling traffic at their intended targets. Discussion will also focus upon potential motives behind these attacks, how media and entertainment companies can protect themselves against these activities, and what device manufacturers and end users can do to help ensure their equipment isn't leveraged as part of a future attack.

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Many public television and public radio stations and system stakeholders have created effective partnerships with local and State law enforcement, emergency management and first responder organizations to enable those agencies to communicate reliably with one another and with the public when crises arise. These crises include natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods, as well as criminal and terrorist threats and attacks. Meanwhile, the Federal Government has initiated funding of FirstNet, "a public safety-grade network built to meet the needs of our nation's first responders" including such requirements as coverage, reliability and redundancy, as well as solutions for serving rural and underserved areas. Public media has cultivated considerable expertise in public safety, emergency communications and spectrum management over the past decade, gaining a reputation as a trusted and reliable resource with federal agencies and commercial entities and by expanding relationships with local and state public safety entities, and working with the FirstNet public safety network. This panel will discuss recent activities in this area, including the results of multiple trials across the country, the use of the NIST cyber-security framework, the work of the CSRIC V WEA working group, the launch of the Public Media Public Safety Coordination Center and the future public safety opportunities afforded by ATSC 3.0 deployment.

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If security is too expensive, or too operationally difficult, productions and executives will not embrace critical technology implementations. Panelists will share their thoughts and experiences on budgeting for and implementing new security measures that don't overly impact existing spend, workflows or user behavior. 

Produced in partnership with Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

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Case studies will be presented involving recent incidents such as France's TV5 Monde cyber-attack and the C-SPAN Network disruption by RT via Russian hackers. How can companies detect intrusion attempts and prevent similar disruptions, and defend against other immediate attacks such as DDoS? 

Produced in partnership with Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

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As the landscape of content distribution evolves for OTT delivery (PPV, VOD, Subscription, Broadband, Apps & 2nd Screens), so must change our workflows, conditional access and digital rights management. What are the security challenges and solutions for future models of features and broadcast distribution, along with the advertisements that will ultimately monetize these proliferating channels? 

Produced in partnership with Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

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Premium content at the highest available resolution will be available, physically and digitally, on a new array of devices and in even earlier distribution windows. What is being done inside this trusted execution environment of set-top boxes, smart TVs, HDMI sticks, removable media, etc., to protect, encrypt, watermark and safeguard this valued content? 

Produced in partnership with Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

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