Event Schedule: (all times PT)

Noon: Venue Opens
1 p.m.: Welcome/General Sessions Begin
3 p.m.: Networking Break
3:30 p.m.: General Sessions Resume
5:45 p.m.: Closing/Networking Reception

Conference Program:

1 – 1:10 p.m.
Guy Finley, President & Chief Executive Officer, MESA

1:10 – 1:15 p.m.
Christian Calson, Director, Richey May

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.
The Community Approach to Securing Media & Entertainment
Our opening session sets the stage for the afternoon’s conference agenda by highlighting both the individual work and the increased collaboration of CDSA and our members. As entertainment moves toward a more fluid and connected infrastructure, communities of subject matter experts and how they approach the problem solving required to truly evolve our business play a critical role in tackling these increasingly challenging workflows and distribution models. Driving common solutions, to common problems, together with building a foundation of infrastructure security that speaks to individual company’s respective software and enterprise strategies.
Moderator: Richard Atkinson, President, CDSA
Ben Schofield, Technical Director, CDSA
Chris Taylor, Director, ME-ISAC

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
OPENING KEYNOTE: Collaborating on the Culture of Security
Coming out of COVID, Hollywood and the broadcast communities have a unique opportunity to collaborate more effectively to help secure our nation’s (and the world’s) future. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) leads the effort to enhance the security, resiliency, and reliability of our Nation’s cybersecurity and communications infrastructure. How is CISA changing and improving their culture at the Federal level and how does that impact the state, regional and local agencies and their engagement at an industry level? Where does broadcast news and media play in the critical infrastructure conversation? How does that culture impact the general public not only here in the U.S. but throughout the world? How does CISA discover and address the current threat vectors we face as a nation, how can operational collaboration work within industries, and what can our M&E industry do to help? Is there a bigger role we can play as content creators to educate and collaborate more effectively on cybersecurity as we transact business through the interconnected, global digital supply chain. Join us for this opening session to learn more about how and where we can assist.
Kiersten E. Todt, Chief of Staff, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Interviewed by: Roger Cressey, NBC Counter-Terrorism Analyst & Former Presidential Advisor

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
A MOVING TARGET: Richey May’s MDR Approach
The future is mobile and most companies don’t own the devices they allow to access corporate data. This causes many unique challenges and solutions. Join us as we review current issues and share ways we help our partners deploy next level MDR solutions. This session revolves around mobile device management at NAB. Roll up your sleeves and dig into this complex problem as we find solutions that have worked for our clients.
Sean Kalinich, Senior Security Architect, Richey May

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
A Collaborative, Global Approach for Content Protection & Anti-Piracy
The ‘whack-a-mole’ approach to anti-piracy is outdated thinking in Media & Entertainment. There’s a growing understanding that the recognition of piracy, and the fight against it, are an ongoing process that requires an ecosystem of interlocking parts and not a ‘one-and-done’ proposition. And, the ecosystem continues to grow as more players play a role. Stakeholders include rights-holders, distributors, providers of technical and production services, technology providers, industry associations, law enforcement, courts and the legal system, governmental agencies and legislators. This session discusses the scale, scope and complexity of the global market as our industry continues to evolve.
Richard Atkinson, President, CDSA

2:45 – 3 p.m.
Anti-Piracy Takes Center Stage in 2022
Media companies, their distributors and advertisers have become well aware of the range of risks and impact of piracy, and have driven the anti-piracy discussion from the wishful thinking phase into the industry mainstream. Losses associated with piracy have become well-defined and budgets for anti-piracy initiatives have become easier to justify. But new piracy use-cases and attack surfaces are constantly emerging and everyone has to stay ahead of the game to succeed. This session takes inventory of the current state of play.
Steve Hawley, Managing Director, Piracy Monitor

3 – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4 p.m.
Cloud and Application Security for the Studios
Operating in a hybrid or cloud native environment with third party components involves many moving parts. Achieving the correct security posture can be challenging, and even more so if you provide a web application as part of the service. This session will discuss cloud and application security and assurance with those who are living the journey.
Moderator:Mathew Gilliat-Smith, Executive Vice President, Convergent Risks
Jason Deadrich, Chief Technology Officer, Vision Media
Tridib Chakravarty, Chief Executive Officer and President, StorageDNA
Rick Soto, Vice President, Global IT and Security, Pixelogic
Vlado Struhar, Product Manager, QTAKE

4 – 4:15 p.m.
Turning Chaos into Calm: Simplifying and Synchronizing Technology to Address Piracy Threats
The phenomenal growth of online video continues with roughly 1.26Bn global subscriptions at the end of 2021. Among the key drivers for consumers is unique and compelling content that requires significant investment. However, the best content attracts the most sophisticated pirates. Content owners and services providers are going to great pains to close security loopholes as quickly as they open up. The inherent problem is that securing content is never one-dimensional. Technology that addresses one security gap often leaves another wide open.
David Wurgler, Senior Director, Business Development & Anti-Piracy, NAGRA

4:15 – 4:35 p.m.
Cyberpiracy: How Industrial-Scale Attacks Are Driving Security Innovation In Media
Taking piracy detection and anti-piracy to a platform level enables us to identify gaps and recapture opportunities that once were lost. By complementing classic data center and transport security with app-level and code-level security, media stakeholders and distributors can take a surgical approach against piracy that wasn’t possible before. While protecting infrastructure is fundamental, taking this platform approach extends traditional cybersecurity to the service edge and beyond.
Steve Hawley, Managing Director, Piracy Monitor
Jon Samsel, Sr. Vice President, Global Marketing, Verimatrix

4:35 – 4:55 p.m.
DRM to Scale: Best Practices for Managed Security Services
In this session, we will look at the today’s challenges when assembling scalable security for video delivery and discuss how to best deploy a robust multi-DRM solution at scale.
Christopher Levy, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, BuyDRM

4:55 – 5:15 p.m.
Recovering Revenue From Piracy, Across Time and Space
Anti-piracy is about smart business logic, backed by team play and tight infrastructure. This session looks at ways that media and entertainment stakeholders – and enterprises – can foil pirates and grow their opportunities by making well-informed security decisions. Sports leagues and broadcasters build their businesses around territorial franchises to best attract advertisers and sponsors that are relevant to their audiences. Events play out so quickly that instances of piracy must be detected, pinpointed and stopped in minutes. Distributors build demand through exclusivity. Movie release windows are engineered for maximum return on investment. Understanding this and responding appropriately makes a big difference.
Steve Hawley, Managing Director, Piracy Monitor
Olga Kornienko, Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder, EZDRM

5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
What’s in a Name?: How Richey May Defines a Scan, Pen Test, & Assessment
The technology marketplace is flooded with new companies every week with new offerings. It’s hard to know what is pure marketing and solid solutions. This session presents how we help our studio partners sort through what is being offered and how to best use those solutions to secure Hollywood.
Sean Kalinich, Senior Security Architect, Richey May

5:45 – 6 p.m.
Closing Remarks

6 – 7 p.m.