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Azure, Akamai, Palo Alto Networks Lead Breakout Track at Dec. 8 CPS

At the Dec. 8 virtual Content Protection Summit experts from Microsoft Azure, Akamai and Palo Alto Networks will be on hand to share their latest insights in the first breakout session track of the day, “Identifiers, Policy & Zero Trust.”

First up, Joel Sloss, senior program manager for Microsoft Azure, will be joined by Kip Welch, executive director of MovieLabs, in the discussion “Global ID for the Global Media Industry.” They’ll share how MovieLabs and studios, supported by Microsoft, are working together to define a single global identity for any user for any project, reducing logins and passwords, and need for every studio, production, platform, and application to need a different account.

Next, Mark Barron, principal solutions engineer for Akamai, will share insights into techniques for hunting down and removing illicit content — from first-run VOD assets on so-called locker sites to live event links shared on social networks — in the presentation “Protecting, Detecting, and Enforcing Security Policies From Content Creation to Viewer Experience.”

“With 25% of the worlds 9nternet traffic going over the platform, Akamai has a unique perspective of video piracy attack methods,” he said. “With each content protection engagement we manage for our customers for Live or VOD workflows, we gain more and more experience. Experience is the key. In this session I will share some of our experience through recent events and provide next steps to attendees to ensure a 360 degree security posture.”

John Kindervag, field CTO for Palo Alto Networks, will put a bow on the first breakout track with the presentation “Win the Cyberwar with Zero Trust,” where he’ll tackle how zero trust is revolutionizing network security architecture, as a data-centric model designed to stop data breaches, adding a layer of agility to modern networks that is impossible to do in traditional network designs.

“The goal of the presentation is to provide insight into what zero trust really is and dispel some of the misinformation out there on the topic. I created it and have done more work in this area than anyone else, so I can give real-world information to the attendees,” he said.

“Attendees will come away with an understanding of why zero trust is a strategic model that is easily implemented using a defined methodology. They will also learn how to create zero trust policy that is easy to create, use, and audit. Finally, they will be introduced to the ‘Zero Trust Learning Curve’ so they can understand how to deploy zero trust environments in an incremental and non-disruptive manner.”

Presented by Microsoft Azure, the event is sponsored by SHIFT, Genpact, Akamai, Convergent Risks, Friend MTS, GeoGuard, PacketFabric, Palo Alto Networks, Richey May Technology Solutions, Splunk, Zixi, EIDR, Cyberhaven and Xcapism Learning.

The Content Protection Summit is produced by MESA, CDSA, the Hollywood IT Society (HITS) and Women in Technology Hollywood (WiTH), under the direction of the CDSA Board of Directors and content advisors representing Amazon Studios, Adobe, Paramount, BBC Studios, NBCUniversal, Lionsgate, WarnerMedia, Amblin Entertainment, Legendary Pictures, and Lego Group.

To register for the event, click here.

To join CDSA or activate a Content Protection Summit sponsorship, contact Evie Silvers at [email protected], Garrett Finley at [email protected] or David Millar at [email protected].