M+E Europe

CPS EU: Content Owners, Vendors Point the Way to Post-Pandemic Security

The last year-plus saw a global shift in how both consumers and workers interacted with technology, with a greater dependency on mobile devices and more time spent on all screens in the home. And behind those screens, cybersecurity experts also faced a complex landscape, one that will likely remain even when COVID-19 ends.

How cybersecurity advances beyond today’s keys and audio masking devices, the likelihood of security innovation evolving in collaboration with major players, and minimising the risk to your most valuable assets at every turn, all will be addressed 29th June during the inaugural Content Protection Summit Europe event, brings together the top minds in cybersecurity and content protection to discuss the current trajectory of worldwide mobile security.

Following welcome remarks from Chris Johnson, CEO and president of Convergent Risks, Clint Watts, senior fellow at the Centre for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, a Foreign Policy Research Institute fellow, and a national security contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, will deliver the keynote address, “How Do You Survive in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists and Authoritarians?”

Watts will bring his extensive knowledge around terrorism, counter-terrorism, social media influence, and Russian dis-information to the stage to discuss how countries, corporations and citizens alike can survive in today’s social media world, where hackers and authoritarians are a constant presence.

Next, in the presentation “What Keeps Us Awake at Night: The Challenge of Remote Work in Creative M&E Workflows,” Mathew Gilliat-Smith, EVP of Convergent Risks will lead a discussion with Dr. Andrew Blyth, a computer forensics specialist, Oxford University lecturer, and professor and director of the Information Security Research Group at the University of South Wales.

The first panel of the day, “The Evolution of Security in Media & Entertainment,” features CDSA’s Richard Atkinson, Guy Finley, James Maysonet, and Ben Stanbury, along with Chris Taylor, director of ME-ISAC, while the panel “CDSA’s App & Cloud Control Framework” has Adobe’s Todd Burke, Technicolor’s Micah Littleton, Microsoft Azure’s Joel Sloss and CDSA’s Ben Schofield discussing a unique approach to addressing application and cloud security in media and entertainment.

“Minimising Risk in Global Consumer Products, Copyright and Licensing” has Disney’s Cyril Abdi, Amazon Studios’ Eugene Tang and The LEGO Group’s Henrik Skov discussing the work going on behind the scenes in M&E to drive best practices across the CPG supply chain.

Ed Covert, director of technical security testing for WarnerMedia, will share tips on “Ensuring Security in Global Cloud Environments” while Steven Hawley, founder and managing director of Piracy Monitor, offers ideas on how to turn casual content pirates into paying customers.

In the closing panel, Caroline Baines, client services director for MESA, will lead a discussion with Lee Kent, content protection manager for beIN Media Group, and Chris Vinall, Content and Platform Security Specialist, BT, on “A Global Perspective of Shared Challenges … and Solutions.”

Attendees will have five tracks of breakout sessions to choose from, where industry experts will share innovative ideas, processes, or perspectives in an interactive and intimate way. The tracks include Incidents and Response, Threats and DRM, Streaming and OTT, Global Piracy and CDSA App and Cloud.

Track 1: Incidents and Response:

• “Don’t Let a Crisis Spoil Your Drama – Experience an Incident Response App at Work” with Chris Johnson, CEO and president, Convergent Risks, and Mark Griffiths, director, Microft Solutions.

• “Content Pirates: Competitors or Criminals?” with Matt Lane, director and co-founder, X Cyber Group.

• “Hack to the Office” with Meera Mehta, CEO, Xcapism Learning.

Track 2: Threats and DRM:

• “2021 Unbreaking the Internet” with Arnel Manalo, CISSP, director of cybersecurity, Richey May.

• “Every Stream Unique: The Rise of Just-in-Time Watermarking with Consumer DRM for OTT Streaming” with Christopher Levy, CEO and founder, BuyDRM.

Track 3: Streaming and OTT:

• “Stealing the Stream: Mapping and Addressing Streaming Piracy Threats” with Orly Amsalem, product manager of video security, and Simon Brydon, senior director, sports rights anti-piracy, Synamedia.

• “Collaborative Content Protection Strategies for the Complex Global Media Industry” with Simon Hanna, regional VP, EMEA, Friend MTS.

Track 4: Global Piracy:

• “M&E Piracy: Use-Cases and Business Models” with Steven Hawley, founder and managing director, Piracy Monitor.

• “Content Piracy: Get Ahead in the Race” with David Wurgler, senior director of business development and anti-piracy, NAGRA.

Track 5: CDSA App and Cloud:

• “Deep Dive: CDSA App & Cloud Framework” with Ben Schofield, technical director of the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)

• “Ahab and the Great Whale Phish” with Chris Taylor, director of the Media and Entertainment Information Sharing & Analysis Center (ME-ISAC).

Content Protection Summit Europe is presented by Convergent Risks, with sponsorship by Richey May Technology Solutions, Synamedia, BuyDRM, Friend MTS, NAGRA, X Cyber Group and Xcapism Learning. The event is produced by MESA, the Content Delivery & Security Association (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.

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